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If the Romance Writers of America can implode over racism, no...

Christine Larson, University of Colorado Boulder Over the past month, Romance Writers of America, one of the country’s largest writing associations, with over 9,000 members,...

I wrote a book about email – and found myself pining...

Randy Malamud, Georgia State University Email has become so prevalent in our lives that I felt compelled to write about it for a Bloomsbury series...

One skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis When Toni Morrison died on Aug. 5, the world lost one of its most influential literary voices. But Morrison wasn’t...

Did a censored female writer inspire Hemingway’s famous style?

Cynthia Wachtell, Yeshiva University Virtually everyone has heard of Ernest Hemingway. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows of Ellen N. La Motte. People...

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord,...

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University, State University of New York Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,”...

It’s time for a new approach to travel

Randy Malamud, Georgia State University When I overcame a flying phobia, I resolved to make up for lost time by visiting as much of the...

Writing’s power to deceive

Andrew Elfenbein, University of Minnesota When I was researching and writing my new book, “The Gist of Reading,” I wanted to explore long-held assumptions about...

How a young Ernest Hemingway dealt with his first taste of...

Verna Kale, Pennsylvania State University When he published “The Sun Also Rises” in 1926, Ernest Hemingway was well-known among the expatriate literati of Paris and...

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AIM brought instant messaging to the masses, teaching skills for modern...

Nicholas Bowman, West Virginia University Toward the mid-1990s, America Online (by then going by its nickname, AOL) was the company through which most Americans accessed...

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