Literature

In defense of YA literature: teenage experiences are valuable, too

A lot of people put down Young Adult (YA) literature. Not only is it considered less valuable than other literary genres by the academic English community, but the general public often frowns upon readers of the genre who lie outside of its targeted age demographic. It’s labelled unrealistic, inconsequential, and just plain cheesy.Continue...

Commentary: The art of adapting literature to television is strategic

Adapting books to television is not a new phenomenon, but in the past couple of years, the popularity of series based on bestselling novels seems to be heightened.Continue...

Stop the literary elitism: graphic novels are books, too

Literary elitism has got to go.Continue...

Access to controversial reads should be up to students

School administrators banning books because of their authors’ past aren’t condemning the artists’ actions—they’re taking away an opportunity for students to learn and broaden their worldview.Continue...

English class deserves more respect

Despite the criticism it receives, English Literature is an important area of study.Continue...

Kingston’s Writersfest returns for 10th anniversary

At the 10th annual Kingston Writersfest, Queen’s students and local residents will gather in the Holiday Inn with some of the most esteemed authors in Canada.

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Therese Greenwood relives Fort McMurray wildfire in Kill As You Go

On the day of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, redemption and retribution were everywhere.Continue...

A case for realistic female characters

On International Women’s Day, it’s time for us to reevalute what we call a strong female literary character.Continue...

Q&A with renowned poet Liz Howard

On March 6, poetry enthusiasts gathered in Watson Hall to hear renowned Canadian poet Liz Howard read from her debut novel, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, as part of the Creative Writing at Queen’s reading series.Continue...

What the CanLit controversy means to an aspiring Canadian writer

Dear Canadian literature —I think it’s time we see other people.Continue...

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