English & Literature
Here we'll feature classic and working-class literature--and Marxist critiques of both. We'll also encourage new writers and poets with creative writing workshops, reviews and other projects and forums
DukeReads: Michael Malone on Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon'Access Here
One-hour documentary featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, (City University of New York); Nickel and Dimed author, Barbara Ehrenreich; Herman Gray (University of California-Santa Cruz); Robin Kelley (Columbia University); Pepi Leistyna (University of Massachusetts-Boston) and Michael Zweig (State University of New York-Stony Brook). Also with Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, and Andrea Press
Book Study: In this companion volume to Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen Kiernan sets out to rescue Shakespearean studies from the increasingly solipsistic terrain of literary criticism, focusing instead on historical location as a means to understanding Shakespeare's writing.Access Here
The Lennie Moss Mysteries: Tales of a Modern Working-Class HeroTim Sheard's hero is a union shop steward as a moderm Ms. Marple. The author provides realistic details of hospital routine and budget-cutting politics. Other bonuses are polished prose and elements of warmth and humor. Strongly recommended for most mystery collections.
Maya Angelou on Life and Literature
50-minute interview in five parts. Armstrong Williams interviews writer and poet Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is considered to be one of the greatest voices of contemporary literature. Armstrong Williams gives and in depth interview of the life of Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou talks about what is was like growing up. You will be surprised at the shocking trials Maya Angelou had when she was younger. Maya Angelou gives great insight on how she became the Maya Angelou of a contemporary renaissance.Access Here