Category Archives: Required Reading

Happy Birthday Joseph Campbell!

Joseph Campbell–mythologist and writer–would be celebrating his birthday today if he were still alive. His thoughts on mythology though continue to influence all of us, whether we’re watching a movie, reading a book, or diving into the theory that supports … Continue reading

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Required Reading: Homer’s Odyssey

Required Reading is a series about livening up the high school required reading list with interesting pairings for students of all ages. For another great review of the Odyssey, check out Avid Reader’s Musings post from today!  “Of these adventures, Muse, … Continue reading

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Required Reading: Dante Alighieri’s Inferno

Required Reading is a series about livening up the high school required reading list with interesting pairings for students of all ages. Dante’s Inferno is a tough slog for new readers, but Dante’s wicked imaginings of hell have permeated our culture … Continue reading

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Required Reading: Hamlet by Shakespeare

Required Reading is a series about livening up the high school required reading list with fun pairings for students of all ages. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is the play. There’s romance, deceit, mystery, and creepy ghosts. The early modern English of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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