PSU Poets and Artists Blaze A Novel Trail In New Exhibit

PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains has a new exhibit entitled, Finding Place On Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore The White Mountains. Assembled by curator and Associate Director of the Museum of the White Mountains Cynthia Robinson, English professor and poet Liz Ahl, printmaking coordinator and professor Kimberly Ritchie, and co-curator Parker Potter, the exhibit marries pieces of unique artwork...

All I Can Think About When I Watch This Season of American Horror Story Is American Lit I by Shannon Griffiths

I’ve been watching FX’s horror anthology show American Horror Story since its inception and I’ve always tended to view it through an analytical lens. (I am an English major after all; how else would I watch TV?) But with the newest season especially, which is airing right now, I can’t help but think about Robin DeRosa’s American Lit I class...

Super Spooky Stuff: Nathaniel Hawthorne Died Right Here In Plymouth?!

Since October is upon us, and Halloween is rapidly approaching, let’s talk about how a totally famous author who wrote some pretty creepy stuff bit the dust right in our backyard! Puritanically obsessed Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Young Goodman Brown and many other dark tales, originated from one of the spookiest spots in...

Word Cloud Analysis for George Orwell’s 1984 by Casey Ouellette

Word Cloud for George Orwell’s 1984 This cloud was made using Wordle, and I chose George Orwell’s 1984 which was banned and challenged in America because it was believed to be pro-communist literature during the Cold War. The book was also banned in the U.S.S.R. for being thought of as anti-communist literature. In the word cloud, I notice some interesting...