2022 Kafka Prize winner visits UR campus for reading and Q&A
From their black Doc Marten boots and the rings on every finger, I thought that Bea was going to be cool and hip, and I was totally right!
‘Girls of Riyadh’ explores love and discrimination
"Girls of Riyadh” was such a delightful read that truly opened my eyes about a different culture and the shared experiences of women around the world.
Rereading ‘The Odyssey’: Personal and political translations
In many ways, Mendelsohn’s visit to the University was focused on expanding our understanding of the many voyages we embark on throughout our lives.
Liv on the Edge: ‘A Little Life’ broke my little heart
“A Little Life” is about childhood, and about adulthood, and addiction, and sexual abuse, and love, and, of course, life itself.
How I fell in love with ‘Percy Jackson’ in college
It’s sweet to see young, awkward love, and be drawn into memories of being 13 and painfully awkward in the ways of romance, while at the same time being exceedingly grateful you have successfully made it past those cringeworthy years.
Boccaccio’s Decameron: Lessons from the Black Death
Keep your chin up and your friends close, and keep Boccaccio in mind.
‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story
What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.