Tag Archives: social media

Tolstoy and the Forerunners of Twitter

Before there were people sending tweets about the important developments of the day, there was witty repartee in European salons. We get a taste of such banter from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.

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Social Media, Our Modern Day Pillory

Social media has become the pillory of the 21st century, shaming people the way Hester Prynne is shamed in “The Scarlet Letter.”

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A Deep Faith in Lit’s Redemptive Powers

In his overlooked classic “Stoner,” John Williams makes a compelling case for art’s redemptive powers. Art is authentic, unlike much of modern culture.

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Social Media Invades the Classics

Imagining literary characters using social media opens up new insights into a work.

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Shakespeare with a Smart Phone

The plays would have been different if Shakespeare’s characters had had access to social media.

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The KKK Is So 20th Century

The KKK, propelled into prominence by a cutting edge social medium, is ironically faltering because of its inability to keep up with social media.

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