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Three ways literature can help criminal offenders make better ...

Three ways literature can help criminal offenders make better ... | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

As alternative sentencing gains in popularity, many will wonder just how this form of “punishment” enlightens offenders. Instead of sticking people in jail to think about what they have done—usually devising better ways to be criminals—literature and support groups can help offenders realize how their decisions affect those around them.

 

Characters and stories in literature can impact how an individual processes information. A well written novel correlating to an offender’s specific crime can create more of a positive impact on the offender’s mind, compared to being locked up. How can literature be so inspiring to those who read it?

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An Incomplete Guide to Literary References in Twin Peaks

An Incomplete Guide to Literary References in Twin Peaks | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Hey, did you know that there's a new season of Twin Peaks? Oh—you did? Why, have people been talking about it? And scene, with my sincere apologies. Like many
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100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism

100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism is a reading list for the literate
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Re-reading the Psychology of Wilhelm Reich | Stillpoint Spaces

Re-reading the Psychology of Wilhelm Reich | Stillpoint Spaces | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Christian Smith introduces one of the most controversial psychoanalysts of all time.
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Spotlight on Climate Change Authors

Will spotlight climate change authors such as Jeff VanderMeer, Emmi Itäranta, Barbara Kingsolver, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nathanial Rich, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others who tackle global warming in novels
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The 6 Best Things About Mother/Daughter Bonds in Writing, Explained

Mothers. Can’t live with them, can’t be born without them. Why are stories of mothers and daughters such a potent literary device?
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Casting a Literary Lens on Women and Power - To honor Women’s History Month, 10 books about women who got thing... https://t.co/UgziX0CZxO
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The Girl With All the Gifts' Racebending Means So Much More in Trump's America

The Girl With All the Gifts' Racebending Means So Much More in Trump's America | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When The Girl With All The Gifts first hit theaters in the U.K. last September, the world was a different place. The film has recently opened in the United States, which is a much scarier place now.
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What’s So Complex about Shakespeare’s Immortal Rosalind?

What’s So Complex about Shakespeare’s Immortal Rosalind? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
She’s both boy and girl, threatened by death but never dying, a heroine-hero who bursts the bounds of her play and lives on long after it’s over.
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The 5 Best David Shields Books to Interrogate the World

The 5 Best David Shields Books to Interrogate the World | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

In his desire to capture the essence of culture as we live it now, David Shields sees no point conforming to literary genre, as shown in these great books.


"Shields is an omnivore. His fluency with literature grants him the freedom to flex form to suit his subject. His work is invigorating and frustrating. More than a writer, he is a cultural guide who demands you lead him as well. When you read his work, you find that there is no room for followers. Shields insists that the reader assume as much agency over culture as would the writer."

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6 Books Set in New England That Explore Complex Families | Read It Forward

6 Books Set in New England That Explore Complex Families | Read It Forward | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Six female writers use New England as the backdrop for the varied perceptions, stories, and experiences of what it means to be a family.
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9 books by black authors you need on your Black History Month reading list

Classic and contemporary books for Black History Month
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25 Great Books by Refugees in America

25 Great Books by Refugees in America | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From Bertolt Brecht to Vu Tran, a sampling of major contributions to American literature by those who were forced to leave their own countries.
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How David Storey's This Sporting Life created a great working-class film hero

How David Storey's This Sporting Life created a great working-class film hero | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Storey delivered a blast of energy to the dull early 60s with the character of Frank Machin, a rugby league player who capitalised on the new magic of celebrity
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Modernity’s Main Man: Is Anton Chekhov Still Relevant? - Signature Reads

Modernity’s Main Man: Is Anton Chekhov Still Relevant? - Signature Reads | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
As Lisa Rosman pondered the relevance of Anton Chekhov, she tapped the opinions of a few well-read and ponderous minds to answer the question.
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Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future

Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, feminist science fiction writers have imagined other ways of living that prompt us to ask, could we do things differently?
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The Music of Reading Aloud

When good readers read aloud, it sounds like music.
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Heel erg interessant artikel over voorlezen! Ik heb zelf altijd erg graag geluisterd naar voorgelezen verhalen en boeken. Ik denk dat iedereen daar nog steeds ergens gevoelig aan is. Tijdens mijn stage op Artevelde was het 'voorleesweek' en daar moest ik net een les geven over leesstrategieën.. Het leek mij dan ook een ideale gelegenheid om zelf even voor te lezen uit een kortverhalenbundel (Het Tuinhuis van Hella Haasse trouwens, één van mijn favorieten) en het viel mij op dat de hele klasgroep (een publiek van 18 tot 24 jaar) muisstil was. " If you listened carefully when you read that passage aloud, you can see that your reading had many of the same qualities that music does." Zoals muziek elk publiek kan bekoren, denk ik dat een mooi voorgelezen verhaal dat ook doet. In die zin is het misschien een manier om mensen 'aan het lezen' of tenminste 'aan het denken' te krijgen over literatuur. 
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Epistolary Lit: 7 Nonfiction Books Written in the Form of Letters

The epistolary form can be immeasurably powerful when used correctly, allowing a writer to create an immediate bond with the reader.
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I'm more familiar with epistolary novels than with epistolary nonfiction.
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Psychotherapy Blog: The Psychological Benefits of Reading Literature

Psychotherapy Blog: The Psychological Benefits of Reading Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In a prior article , I began a discussion about how reading literature with complex characters is beneficial to the brain.  In thi
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The Primal and Mythical Allure of Beauty and the Beast - Signature

The Primal and Mythical Allure of Beauty and the Beast - Signature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Why does the classically attractive and generous Beauty marry a Beast who is grotesquely ugly and desperately needy? Editor Maria Tatar explores.
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The Place and Purpose of Southern Literature in America Today

The Place and Purpose of Southern Literature in America Today | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
David Joy, author of The Weight of This World,on the misconceptions that go into our understanding of Southern literature, and how they can be remedied.
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Thoreau's 'Walden' Makes For an Unlikely, Impressive Video Game

Thoreau's 'Walden' Makes For an Unlikely, Impressive Video Game | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Walden makes its video game debut, the dawn of a new era in science fiction, and more. We've got a ton to talk about in our Daily Blunt.
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Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry?

Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In 1932 T.S. Eliot famously argued, "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." In a recent article published in the journal Frontiers in Ps
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What a fascinating discovery: "we do indeed appear to have an unconscious appreciation of poetic construction."
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13 Page-Turning Murder Mysteries Recommended by Off the Shelf Readers

13 Page-Turning Murder Mysteries Recommended by Off the Shelf Readers | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Off the Shelf takes it's murder mystery recommended reading straight off the shelves of our favorite readers—You!
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Eimear McBride Is Not Afraid of Cruelty – Electric Literature

Eimear McBride is not interested in linear sentences. She is not interested in “endless heaps of description,” or “being told what something is like, instead of what it is.” She gives me an example…
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"for me the point of writing is to make myself as a writer completely absent — so that everything that happens happens between the character and the reader."
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