Season 2

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Toni Morrison’s Opus About Confronting a Terrible Past

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Toni Morrison’s Opus About Confronting a Terrible Past

To understand Beloved, we must first look at the author: Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison.

Toni Morrison’s Opus About Confronting a Terrible Past

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why Magical Realism is a Global Phenomenon

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Why Magical Realism is a Global Phenomenon

We explore the roots, tenets of the genre, and its rise in Latin American Literature.

Why Magical Realism is a Global Phenomenon

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why Edgar Allan Poe Isn't Just a Sad Boy

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Why Edgar Allan Poe Isn't Just a Sad Boy

His legacy is more complicated than school books may have lead us to believe.

Why Edgar Allan Poe Isn't Just a Sad Boy

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Inside the Absurdist Mind of Kurt Vonnegut

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Inside the Absurdist Mind of Kurt Vonnegut

We explore the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut.

Inside the Absurdist Mind of Kurt Vonnegut

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Women of Jane Austen

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The Women of Jane Austen

The women in her work reveal to us her growth, her politics and ambition.

The Women of Jane Austen

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why We Keep Retelling the Classics

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Why We Keep Retelling the Classics

Sometimes a story is just so dang good, it bears repeating.

Why We Keep Retelling the Classics

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! What You Don’t Know About The Father of Sci-F

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What You Don’t Know About The Father of Sci-F

There's more to H.G. Wells than we know or think.

What You Don’t Know About The Father of Sci-F

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why Do People Think Huck Finn Is Racist?

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Why Do People Think Huck Finn Is Racist?

It is considered one of the great American novels and one of the most frequently banned.

Why Do People Think Huck Finn Is Racist?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Don’t Know Much About BEOWULF? Nobody Does!

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Don’t Know Much About BEOWULF? Nobody Does!

We take a look at this Epic Poem and follow its long, winding journey.

Don’t Know Much About BEOWULF? Nobody Does!

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! To Kill, To Kill a Mockingbird?

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To Kill, To Kill a Mockingbird?

it is one of the trademark texts of the American school system by Harper Lee’s

To Kill, To Kill a Mockingbird?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Unappreciated Female Writers Who Invented the Novel

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The Unappreciated Female Writers Who Invented the Novel

Amatory fiction was a genre of fiction was created by… ladies.

The Unappreciated Female Writers Who Invented the Novel

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Octavia Butler, The Grand Dame of Science Fiction

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Octavia Butler, The Grand Dame of Science Fiction

She is one of the most prolific and important Black authors in the genre.

Octavia Butler, The Grand Dame of Science Fiction

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Jane Eyre: Why We Keep Reading It

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Jane Eyre: Why We Keep Reading It

After 175 years after its publication, here's why we're still dissecting Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre: Why We Keep Reading It

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

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How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Akira, Sailor Moon, Demon Slayer, Death Note.

How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! What's in a (Pen) Name?

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What's in a (Pen) Name?

The nom de plume has a long and proud history in the literary world.

What's in a (Pen) Name?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

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Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway and the myth of a hero.

Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Do You Write a Bestseller?

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How Do You Write a Bestseller?

Here are the tent-pole blockbuster books that support the publishing industry.

How Do You Write a Bestseller?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

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Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance is one of the most iconic periods in American literature, here's why.

Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Anne Rice, The Queen of Literary Monsters

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Anne Rice, The Queen of Literary Monsters

Learn about how Anne Rice's work has changed the landscape of genre fiction.

Anne Rice, The Queen of Literary Monsters

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

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Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

Learn about the history and adaptations of the 1965 novel DUNE.

Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

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Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

We're breaking down how the graphic novel went from the comic book store to the classroom.

Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

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The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

A lot of the bread and butter of musical theater is built off of books!

The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The (Stephen) King of Horror

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The (Stephen) King of Horror

We lead you through the dark and twisted world of Uncle Stevie, the King of Horror.

The (Stephen) King of Horror

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Fiery History of Banned Books

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The Fiery History of Banned Books

Let's explore how the seemingly innocuous book has survived centuries of the ban hammer.

The Fiery History of Banned Books