Electronic Literature | DavidsonX on edX | Course About Video

Electronic Literature | DavidsonX on edX | Course About Video

MARK SAMPLE: Imagine a computer game played by millions made of only text on a screen. Imagine a poem 13 billion stanzas long. Imagine a play written by a computer in 1963. Imagine a love story between a printed page and a computer screen played out in the space between the two of them. Welcome […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

We speak student! Power in Literature: Plot a la Shmoop. We’ve thought through symbols, settings, and themes. so one of the words that we’ve used a couple times is plot What is plot? Plot is, plain and simple the narrative arc of the story it’s what happens there’s a very famous way to map the […]

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LITERATURE – Jane Austen

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is loved mainly as a guide to fashionable life in the Regency period, but her own vision of her task was radically different. She was an ambitious and stern moralist. She was acutely conscience of human failings and wanted, through her novels, to make people less selfish and more reasonable. More dignified, and […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

We speak student! Power in Literature: Textual Evidence à la Shmoop. So as we think through the process of showing and not telling and the elements and weapons that writers use to kinda deploy their wares, talk to us how that works as we analyze things with textual evidence What is textual evidence? The number […]

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Australian Literature at UWA

Australian Literature at UWA

Those were some lines from a poem called ‘The Land’s Meaning’ by the West Australian poet Randolph Stow. Stow wrote some memorable poems about the harsh beauty of his native country and the way people’s lives are shaped by its geography and history. The lines of connection between the land where we live and writing, […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 1: Symbols

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 1: Symbols

We speak student! Power in Literature: Symbols à la Shmoop. Alright and we’re rollin Hi from Shmoop global headquarters here in Mountain View, California This video is about helping you understand literature from a unique perspective. You have to understand some basic concepts: symbols, setting, and themes, among other things. And we’re here talking with […]

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LITERATURE – Virginia Woolf

LITERATURE – Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was a writer concerned, above all, with capturing in words the excitement, pain, beauty, and horror of what she termed, the Modern Age. Born in 1882, she was conscious of herself as a distinctively modernist writer at odds with a raft of the staid and complacent assumptions of nineteenth-century English literature. She realized […]

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An Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex- A Macat Literature Analysis

An Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex- A Macat Literature Analysis

“One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” French existentialist and feminist philosopher, Simone de Beauvoir wrote The Second Sex, in 1949 to investigate popular definitions of femininity. She concluded that those definitions had been used to suppress women, through the ages. For De Beauvoir, the views of individuals are socially and culturally produced. […]

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Slaughterhouse-Five – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Slaughterhouse-Five – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Wassap ballas? This week we have no idea what the fu** is going on with Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Now let’s get somethin straight, playboy. The first chapter of this book ain’t exactly like the rest. Here, we chillin with a narrator who sounds A LOT like Kurt Vonnegut. This fool been tryin to write […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of a theme. So tell us, what is a theme and how does it apply contextually here? What is theme? Great, […]

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