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Interviews about the world of literary studies. For anyone who loves reading and wants to think about what they read.

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Archive for September 2012

Convicted Reading, or, Literature in Alternative Sentencing

Posted by dsherman on 1st September 2012

This interview with Robert Waxler, from UMASS Dartmouth, focuses on the Changing Lives through Literature program for convicts who do a lit class as part of probation.  It's an alternative sentencing program that relies on the deep power of literary narrative to fundamentally transform the sense of self and possibility that one carries into the world.

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