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The Coming Era Of Fake Video –

The Coming Era Of Fake Video – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
In a paper presented at the SIGGRAPH conference on computer graphics in Vancouver this spring, university researchers unveiled “deep video portraits,” which can quickly and convincingly transpose h…...
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Banksy’s Latest Guerrilla Art Strike Is Even More Depressing Than Dismaland –

Banksy’s Latest Guerrilla Art Strike Is Even More Depressing Than Dismaland – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
His latest mural, which popped up in the Welsh steel town of Port Talbot, shows a child catching snowflakes on his tongue — except that the flakes are actually ashes from a dumpster fire behind his…...
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Beyond Scrooge: Charles Dickens’s Strong, Strange Relationship With Christmas –

Beyond Scrooge: Charles Dickens’s Strong, Strange Relationship With Christmas – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
“From his early short essay ‘A Christmas Dinner’ in Sketches by Boz (1836) to his incomplete final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), in which an uncle appears to have murder…...
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How Do You Put Conrad’s ‘Heart Of Darkness’ Onto A Stage In 2019? Interrogate It — Hard. –

How Do You Put Conrad’s ‘Heart Of Darkness’ Onto A Stage In 2019? Interrogate It — Hard. – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
“Heart of Darkness is, to use today’s parlance, problematic.… Whether [the novel] is ‘offensive and totally deplorable’, as [Chinua] Achebe insisted, or a searing critique of col…...
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Cultural Borrowing Is Great; The Problem Is Disrespect

Cultural Borrowing Is Great; The Problem Is Disrespect | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Who owns yoga—or “talking black” or Samurai regalia? No one, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to use them in ways that ridicule or exploit the cultures they come from.
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Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page

Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
These fictional houses in novels from Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby are characters unto themselves.
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A Lifetime of Reading Oliver Sacks, Before and After My Diagnosis | Literary Hub

A Lifetime of Reading Oliver Sacks, Before and After My Diagnosis | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
My neurologist is a man named Quill. When I think of him, I often picture him in a small, still room sat behind a round, highly polished wooden table.It's a...
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The Surprising Stories Behind the Pen Names of 10 Famous Authors | Literary Hub

The Surprising Stories Behind the Pen Names of 10 Famous Authors | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Some authors become so iconic that they cease, in some sense, to be people—especially once they're dead, and have passed securely into the realm of our...
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Why I Struggle To Relate To Relatability | Literary Hub

Why I Struggle To Relate To Relatability | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
At the beginning of each semester, I joke with my students about forbidden words in workshop classes.In their poetry class, they tell me, they can't use the...
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FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway

FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Critics haven't loved HBO's FAHRENHEIT 451. See it anyway.
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What Is Anaphora? Walt Whitman Demonstrates This Literary Device

What Is Anaphora? Walt Whitman Demonstrates This Literary Device | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
What is anaphora? This literary device, which appears in biblical verses as well as the works of Walt Whitman, can be used to build up tension or energy in rhetoric, poetry and prose. Here, Aaron Bauer uses Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" to explore anaphora.
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British 'linguaphobia' has deepened since Brexit vote, say experts | Books | The Guardian

British 'linguaphobia' has deepened since Brexit vote, say experts | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
New research shows teachers reporting that the vote to leave the EU has hardened monolingual attitudes...
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6 Useful Vocabulary Websites

6 Useful Vocabulary Websites | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
The web is full of websites on vocabulary: good, bad and ugly. Here are six of my favourite free vocabulary websites that I think are useful for teachers and students alike: Describing Words This website has a simple premise: punch in a noun and you get countless descriptive words, with a helpful...
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The ‘Girl Power’ Movies Of 2018 Aren’t Really About Women, Or Their Power –

The ‘Girl Power’ Movies Of 2018 Aren’t Really About Women, Or Their Power – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
At least, most of them aren’t.Here’s an in-depth look at everything from Ruth Bader Ginsberg action figures to Ocean’s 8 to Halloween to Suspiria, with a final stop at Widows and…...
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The Truth About AI: A Secular Ghost Story

The Truth About AI: A Secular Ghost Story | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Some of Facebook’s AIs invented their own language, one incomprehensible to humans, at which Facebook’s researchers panicked and were compelled to pull the plug. At least, this was the story I heard on a Vanity Fair podcast.
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Has Twitter Made This A Golden Age Of Aphorism? –

Has Twitter Made This A Golden Age Of Aphorism? – | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
“‘You’d think so,’ says the poet and aphorist Don Paterson.‘But there’s absolutely no evidence of it.’ As he sees it, the aphorism is a different thing al…...
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The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman review – the kidnapping of Sally Horner | Books | The Guardian

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman review – the kidnapping of Sally Horner | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Nabokov denied that his novel was inspired by the famous 1948 case, but this literary detective work reveals many parallels...
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Redux: Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover

Redux: Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
This week, we’ve unlocked Allen Ginsberg’s Art of Poetry interview, a short story by Robert Olen Butler, and a poem by Cynthia Zarin.
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Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518 | Stage | The Guardian

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518 | Stage | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Five centuries ago, the world’s longest rave took place in Strasbourg – a ‘plague’ of dancing that was fatal for some. What caused it?Art, poetry and music of the time can provide some clues...
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Six Books Exploring the Early American Captivity Narrative | Literary Hub

Six Books Exploring the Early American Captivity Narrative | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
My favorite stories have always been ones where people are pushed to extremes, living an ordinary life one moment only to quickly find those lives turned upside...
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How to Live in a Dystopian Fiction

How to Live in a Dystopian Fiction | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Fictional dystopias might tell us not only about the mess we’re in but how we got into it—and how to escape.
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Writing Wisdom from Anne Carson: "It is Very Fun to Delete Stuff" | Literary Hub

Writing Wisdom from Anne Carson: "It is Very Fun to Delete Stuff" | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Anne Carson is unique in the literary world.First of all, no one knows what to call her—she's a poet, a verse-novelist, an essayist, a scholar, a translator, a...
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How to Avoid Clichés (Like the Plague)

Clichés are overused phrases or metaphors that weaken our writing. They've been used so frequently they've lost much of their power. Wondering how to avoid clichés? Be specific.
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Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood | Books | The Guardian

Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Even when they’re central to the story, women over 40 are getting pushed to one side when it’s time to design the book jacket
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Ursula K Le Guin film reveals her struggle to write women into fantasy | Books | The Guardian

Ursula K Le Guin film reveals her struggle to write women into fantasy | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
New documentary shows author confiding that she once struggled to picture ‘a woman wizard’ and that ‘the Earthsea books as feminist literature are a total complete bust’...
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