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Literature

Aired: March 3, 2001

E-Books and Alleleuia

Writer and English professor Lucinda Roy (Virginia Tech) grew up in a mixed race family, has lived on three continents, and has worked as a professional portrait painter. Roy, whose newest novel… More»

Aired: September 2, 2000

Stories of Ethnic Impersonators

In the early 1990s, Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree proved a bestseller, luring readers with the author’s alleged memoir of his childhood as a part Cherokee orphan. Some were shocked… More»

Aired: March 11, 2000

Black Theater, Old and New

While some critics say that Black theater didn’t come into its own until the 1960s, drama professor Marvin Sims (Virginia Commonwealth University) argues it dates back to the 18th century. He says… More»

Aired: December 11, 1999

Apocalypse Now?

Fear of an apocalypse at the turn of the millennium has proliferated. George Greenia (William & Mary), professor of medieval and renaissance studies, has studied similar periods throughout history. He says… More»

Aired: March 14, 1999

Literature for Young Adults

What should middle and high school students be reading? How can we “grow” their love of literature? Is Goosebumps all bad? Answers from expert Leila Christenbury (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Elizabeth Poe (Radford… More»

Aired: February 14, 1999

Shakespeares in Love

Poets and authors from Norfolk, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Fairfax, Richmond, Charlottesville and Blacksburg send verbal Valentines as they read from their most romantic writings. Romeos and Juliets include Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech),… More»

Aired: December 20, 1998

Encore, Encore!

An encore presentation from the With Good Reason archives. A visit with poets George Garrett (University of Virginia) and Lucinda Roy (Virginia Tech).