Literary Review

Literary Review

Category: Literature

The Real and The Invisible

The Real and The Invisible

By: Kimberly Brown Home. What actually does that mean? Home, to many people, means different things. The Webster definition of home is: “one’s place of residence; the social unit formed by a family living together; a familiar or usual setting; a place of origin.” While […]

Puzzle

Puzzle

By: Kimberly Brown Life, death, race, and family: all concepts that Jesmyn Ward navigates through to accomplish the wholeness of her novel Sing Unburied Sing. Considering that her book Salvage the bones won the National Book Award in 2011, Men We Reaped  was on the […]

The Silent Killer: Addiction

The Silent Killer: Addiction

By: Elisabeth French We can always hope it is not too late, but sometimes it is. For Tom Macher, it was almost too late. Addiction had consumed his entire life. One’s personal perceptions about addiction have been constructed by their own individual involvements with the […]

Social Climate Decades Ago, Present Day Relations

Social Climate Decades Ago, Present Day Relations

By: Elisabeth French Well-acclaimed novelist, journalist, and short-story writer, Jennifer Egan has done it again. Her new novel Manhattan Beach, published this October has already been long listed for the National Book Award. Egan magnifies her intelligence through her captivating and brilliant new novel. Egan […]

“Kids These Days: A Generation of Social Justice Readers”

“Kids These Days: A Generation of Social Justice Readers”

By: Morgan Hubbard Claire Needell wrote a good book very poorly. As a college-aged woman suffering through the under-practiced circus performance of American politics in 2017, I find some particular comfort in the social justice minded content of the YA genre, even if that means […]

Giving Voice to the Dead and Empathy to the Living in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

Giving Voice to the Dead and Empathy to the Living in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

By: Morgan Hubbard In her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward returns to her familiar Mississippi landscape to bring voice to the dead, the living, and the oppressed in-betweens. On the heels of receiving the National Book Award in 2011 for her last novel, […]

It’s Time to Talk

It’s Time to Talk

By: Colleen King The world is in turmoil: not only because someone has their finger on a red self-destruct button that will make the world explode, and not only because of the countless hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes that have been claiming the lives of million, […]

Entertain Us—Women in the Entertainment Workplace

Entertain Us—Women in the Entertainment Workplace

By: Anne Lacey Being a woman is impossible in this world. Women are constantly surrounded by criticism for what we wear, what we say, and even some of the decisions that we make. Criticism is everywhere, and is especially prevalent surrounding women that are in […]

To Be a Swimmer

To Be a Swimmer

By: Nicole Farina Sometimes on the first day of class, a teacher will ask you to describe yourself or to explain “who you are” to your classmates. My answer to this question has not changed once in over fifteen years: “I’m Nicole Farina, and I’m […]

Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Were Not Asking For It

Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Were Not Asking For It

By: Caleigh Flegg Me, too. If you have not been looking at the news for the last few weeks, you might not understand the power behind those two words. What seems like a simple affirmation takes on new meaning when it is written on a […]

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