About this site

This is a blog about literature, from literature, and for the literature enthusiasts of all ages. 

Literature has a profound impact on society, whether we know it or not. Literary characters become symbols for political figures, and literary scenarios can be read as metaphors for politics and government. Children are taught what is normal by fairy tales, and epistemology and metaphysics are debated through fantasy novels.

Some who study literature see it as an arbitrary, largely aesthetic subject, rather than one that affirms, challenges, and contributes to society and culture on a day-to-day basis.

In a sometimes-humorous, sometimes-serious way, this blog is about bringing our focus back to the reasons we ought to study literature in the first place.

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All material this site, copyright © 2009 Jennifer Greenholt. Please contact the author for permission before reproducing posts or other text. Also see note on plagiarism.


5 Responses to About this site

  1. RnBram says:

    I like the reasons motivating your blog. Do a better PhD; learn from The Objectivist Graduate Center. If you get past the prejudice and misrepresentation against Rand’s ideas you will be stunned at what you’re missing. All the best/

  2. jenecrit says:

    Thanks for your suggestion and your interest in my blog.

    I have enjoyed reading Rand’s work in the past and may return to it at some point. (Also see my comments on the post in question.) All the best to you as well.

  3. I love your site. Keep it up !

  4. Gina says:

    Is the site’s official name “Literati World” or “Literati in the World”? The top of the page seems to give two different versions. As I have you in both of my blogrolls, I want to make sure I’ve got it right!

  5. jenecrit says:

    It’s Literati in the World. I’m in the midst of a redesign on the page header, so I hope when it’s finished the name will look more consistent. Thanks for pointing that out! (and for the links!)

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