The Classics Feature Week

by , Tuesday October 18, 2016
The Classics Feature Week

The Classics Feature Week

Written by Prodigy

 

What do the names Jessica, Miranda, Dorian, and Cedric all have in common? Or how about AT-ATs, Ten Things I Hate About You, and the phrase “cool as a cucumber”? All these may seem strangely disconnected, but they all have surprising origins in classic literature, ranging from Shakespeare to Swift! Classic literature has influenced so many aspects of the modern age that we often miss it, but it’s time to shine the spotlight on some of these great works!

 

And that brings us to the start of Classics Feature Week - a week where we’ll have blog posts and discussions about some of the greatest stories, authors, and themes that have achieved timeless fame.

 

Keep an eye out for some blogs on this subject, including one on Classics in the Modern Age, and some other surprises...

 

To get ready for Classics week, change your profile picture to your favorite character or author from classic literature! Remember, this genre is huge - anything from your favorite poet to Frankenstein’s monster would be fitting this week! If you can’t decide on just one, feel free to change your picture every day to a different classic figure; there are just so many to choose from :)

 

A few other ways you can participate in Classics feature week would be to write a blog book review of your favorite classic or author, or write a story inspired by a classic. This would be a great time to use inspiration from classic stories as motivation to enter the Blogging or Replica writing competitions! Or maybe read some Edgar Allen Poe to get in the mood for the Halloween competition? As classic sci-fi author Ray Bradbury encourages, “Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”

 

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

 

 

Do you have a favorite classic author or story? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Thank you to Prodigy for writing this intro

 

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