Literature and Writing

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Afrofuturism: The Beginning of the End for Stereotypical Black People in...

Will the success of Black Pather herald a new age of Afrofuturism in media?
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The Transplant Scenario in Fiction and Film

Fictional representations of organ transplant scenarios offer valuable insights into the real-world practice.

The Handmaid’s Tale and Commodifying Reproduction

Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, now a popular show, poses troubling parallels for surrogacy in the United States.

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora and Intergenerational Responsibility

Kim Stanley Robinson's latest work raises a key question: what do current generations owe to those who are not yet born?

Did Bob Dylan Deserve a Nobel?

Bob Dylan's Nobel award opens up questions of music as literature, as well as how the Nobel committee chooses its honorees.

The Sellout: Satire and Race Relations

"The Sellout" uses satire to depict race relations, but is this an inappropriate way to address complex conversations, or a step toward a solution?

Laughing at, or with, Hitler?

Look Who's Back's brutal satire raises questions about juxtaposing comedy and tragedy.

This and That: The NRA’s Firearm Fairy Tales

Interns Conner Gordon and Connor McAndrew take a look at the NRA's controversial, firearm-themed retelling of childhood fairy tales.

Copyrighting Anne Frank’s Diary

On January 1, Anne Frank's diary was published online by more than one person, despite outcry from the Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation founded...

Mein Kampf and German Censorship

Part of Post-World War II policy in Germany was to ban Nazi propaganda and symbols from being displayed. This includes propaganda from the Nazi...