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Nobel Prize: Announcement | Literature 2016

The Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.  

TED Ed: How to build a fictional world

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies — and even the laws of physics — function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, …

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The British Library: The Gothic

Professor John Bowen discusses key motifs in Gothic novels, including the uncanny, the sublime and the supernatural. Filmed at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham.  

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Chinese author Mo Yan recieves the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature. As motivated by the Swedish Academy Secretery, Peter Englund: “As with hallucinatory realism combines history, myth and modernity”. By the Nobel Prize Committee: Mo Yan (a pseudonym for Guan Moye) was born in 1955 and grew up in Gaomi in Shandong province in …

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