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'Shackle' stories: Auburn writer spins screenplay from juvenile justice research

'Shackle' stories: Auburn writer spins screenplay from juvenile justice research | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
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"The United States jails the most youth in the world."

 

"Jumpsuit Shackle" tells the story of a young psychologist who fights to represent the concerns of troubled youth in detention centers, only to discover she's dealing with a dysfunctional system, rife with corruption. The doctor's drive to help her patients is compromised by her willingness to tackle her own personal foes and demons about past relationships.

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Forget the Caucuses: The Politics of the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Forget the Caucuses: The Politics of the Iowa Writers' Workshop | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Iowa, you see, where Mr. Trump just lost the Republican caucuses to Ted Cruz, is home not just of arguably the most important presidential predictor in the country, but the most important masters program in creative writing. For more than eighty years, the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa has produced and employed some of the nation’s most celebrated writers, including Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver, John Irving, TC Boyle, Michael Cunningham, Ethan Canin, Marilynne Robinson, and Ann Patchett. It also, for a time in the 1960s, was partially funded by the CIA.
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Yeah, I didn't know that last little fact, either.

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How Rereading The Great Gatsby Will Turn You Into a Superfan

How Rereading The Great Gatsby Will Turn You Into a Superfan | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Although we think of revision as a writer’s act, it may be helpful to think of it as an act of reading. It was said of Max Perkins, who edited some of the greatest writers of the 20th century, that he had the ability to read a text and “see its unrealized potential,” a necessary prequel to persuading the writer to revise.

 

This leads me to the conviction that revision is not reserved for authors and editors. It is also a power that belongs to all readers, especially ones who undertake multiple readings of a text over time.

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Why we should not hesitate to reread favorite books

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There Are Just Too Many Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in February

There Are Just Too Many Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in February | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Keeping up with all the amazing science fiction and fantasy books this month may actually be a full-time job. Alastair Reynolds, Patricia McKillip, Yann Martel, Iain Pears, Lois McMaster Bujold and a ton of your other favorite authors have new books.

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In case your TBR shelf is nearly empty. . .

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Can Clever Stunts and Street Literature Persuade More People to Read?

Can Clever Stunts and Street Literature Persuade More People to Read? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Reading, one of the world’s most enduring pastimes, hasn’t historically needed clever ads or flashy marketing campaigns to convince people of its worth. But Coffee Sleeves Conversation, as the Coffee House Press project became known, is one of a number of growing efforts around the world to advertise literature as a whole—by taking the message that reading can be accessible, enjoyable, and life-improving to unexpected places, from vending machines and subway cars to fast-food chains.
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It's...Groundhog Day! 9 Author Quotes on the Slippery Nature of Time

It's...Groundhog Day! 9 Author Quotes on the Slippery Nature of Time | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Consider the following quotes a reminder to spend Groundhog Day pondering the significance of it all -- but if you forget, there's always next year.

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The 17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships from Science Fiction and Fantasy

The 17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships from Science Fiction and Fantasy | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

A great love story can totally grab your heartstrings. But you know what is guaranteed to make you start sobbing like a drunken longshoreman? Friendship. Science fiction and fantasy are full of platonic relationships that punch you in the gut.

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Scholars Are Finally Tackling Yiddish Children's Literature

Scholars Are Finally Tackling Yiddish Children's Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Two upcoming anthologies will chronicle Yiddish children’s literature, largely believed to be an understudied and unknown field.
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Unmapping our times and society with literature

Unmapping our times and society with literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
 Literature, in the form of stories, poems, essays and drama, is like a witness account of life’s episodes. Authors and poets like Shanta Gokhale, Mahesh Rao and Jerry Pinto will share such stories with booklovers as they take the stage at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF).


This year’s theme, Unmapped, will emphasise debate, reflecting on a key issue of our times and its links with literary practice. A total of 54 panels and over 150 speakers will examine diverse writing practices, including forms such as the novel, non-fiction and poetry, and even writing on music, visual arts, architecture, theatre, cinema, and philosophy.

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Keep an Eye Out for These 2016 Small Screen Adaptations

This year promises to be a bold one when it comes to TV adaptations. From "Nancy Drew" to "11.22.63," here are the 7 adaptations we are most excited about.

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Medieval Studies on Screen: Helen Young's The Middle Ages in Popular Culture

Medieval Studies on Screen: Helen Young's The Middle Ages in Popular Culture | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
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The real censorship in children's books: smiling slaves is just the half of it

The real censorship in children's books: smiling slaves is just the half of it | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Why aren’t free speech organizations as concerned with the exclusion of writers of colour from the publishing marketplace as they are about the censorship of one racist children’s book?
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Screenwriter Found for Biopic on Russian Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Screenwriter Found for Biopic on Russian Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Bruce McKenna is set to adapt D.M. Thomas’s biography 'Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life' into a biopic on the acclaimed Russian writer.

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5 Quirky Utopians Who Tried Building a More Perfect America

5 Quirky Utopians Who Tried Building a More Perfect America | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Peter Jennings, author of Paradise Now, talks about utopian thinkers who were part of an unusual experiment in rebuilding a better American society.

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Beyond Terminator: 3 Stories That Get Artificial Intelligence Right

Beyond Terminator: 3 Stories That Get Artificial Intelligence Right | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

John Havens, author of Heartificial Intelligence, lists 3 films that believably capture AI in ways that shine a light on our own society.

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In War & Peace, Paul Dano Brings One of Literature’s Most Moving Characters to Life

In War & Peace, Paul Dano Brings One of Literature’s Most Moving Characters to Life | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Dano’s Pierre plods around in a jabot and tails, peering through his round spectacles like a sad, frightened owl, bumbling from drawing room to ballroom to icy dueling ground. His abundant charm is naturally lost on the Russian aristocracy, but of course not on Natasha, played here with appealing, doe-eyed vulnerability by Lily James (Downton Abbey). Dano said the trick with Pierre, whose foibles can seem so funny—he is a hoot in the book, a fat boozehound who is always saying the wrong thing at parties—is to play him straight, to resist the temptation to turn him into a purely comic figure. “It’s a fine line to walk,” he told me by phone. “I do think Pierre is very funny, but you also can’t play it too funny or make fun of him. Pierre is such a beautiful soul. He’s an open vessel in a society that was so close-minded. And that’s part of what made him sort of awkward, his truthfulness.”
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Revisiting 'La Cote Basque, 1965,' the Story that Ruined Truman Capote's Life - Signature Reads

Revisiting 'La Cote Basque, 1965,' the Story that Ruined Truman Capote's Life - Signature Reads | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

We tend to emphasize the career highlights when celebrating a beloved author, but then so few declines are as notable as Truman Capote’s. This week the New York Post pays tribute to “La Côte Basque, 1965,” an excerpt from the author’s book-in-progress that he teased in Esquire magazine decades ago against the advice of his editor. The story laid bare the private lives of the high society women who considered Capote to be friend and confidant, including his bestie Babe Paley; the two of them would never speak again. Overall, it’s a fascinating account of a career misstep that ended up dimming the light of a major star – and served as the inspiration behind Melanie Benjamin’s latest novel, The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

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Help Fund A New Documentary About Pioneering Author Ursula K. Le Guin

Help Fund A New Documentary About Pioneering Author Ursula K. Le Guin | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

“People always say, ‘When did you decide to be a writer?’ And I never wanted to be a writer. I just wrote.” That’s Ursula K. Le Guin, speaking in a clip from Worlds of Ursula K.

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I'm Still Trying To Make Sense of Infinite Jest

I'm Still Trying To Make Sense of Infinite Jest | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace turns 20 today, and I’m still confused by it all these years later. I’ve seldom been more engrossed in a novel, and more willing to put in the time of obsessively studying footnotes.

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1001 Knights Is a Gorgeous Anthology That Will Examine What It Means to Be a Knight

1001 Knights Is a Gorgeous Anthology That Will Examine What It Means to Be a Knight | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

The romance of chivalrous knights is something that has enthralled people for thousands of years—from legends of old, to everyone secretly wanting to be Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. It’s hard to encapsulate it all, but this new anthology, spearheaded by Annie Stoll and Kevin Jay Stanton, aims to try.

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Challenging Students To Connect Literature To The World Around Them | Post Eagle Newspaper

Challenging Students To Connect Literature To The World Around Them | Post Eagle Newspaper | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A truly teachable moment, as they say, is unplanned and occurs on the spur of the moment. On any given day, a student can come up with an idea or a comment can be made during a literature discussion that sparks an interest that eventually leads to an experience that’s never to be forgotten – by the students or by the teacher herself.
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Guest Post – David Mark: Villains – Grab This Book

Guest Post – David Mark: Villains – Grab This Book | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Why are we obsessed with murder? What is it that make the act of killing so intriguing? Best-selling novelist DAVID MARK asks why it is that terrible acts are lethally compelling. 

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The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal's First Issue

The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal's First Issue | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!

 

There’s some really interesting articles here: an in depth look at Paolo Bacigalupi’s work, as well as Frank Herbert’s Dune, as well as a couple of other subjects. These are well-researched and in-depth scholarly articles, ones that will help push for a deeper understanding of how science fiction works on a critical and academic level.

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A Beginner’s Guide to reading War and Peace

A Beginner’s Guide to reading War and Peace | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From our guest blogger, A Shropshire Girl
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Because we could all use some help with this.

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How Kurt Vonnegut's Famous Older Brother Inspired Him To Write Science Fiction

How Kurt Vonnegut's Famous Older Brother Inspired Him To Write Science Fiction | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

When Kurt Vonnegut was working as a PR flak at General Electric, his older brother Bernard was a famous scientist.

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Innocence of Memories review – odyssey into Orhan Pamuk's multimedia creation

Innocence of Memories review – odyssey into Orhan Pamuk's multimedia creation | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Director Grant Gee presents a meditation on the Turkish writer’s Museum of Innocence and the novel of forbidden love that inspired it

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