Bailey Shea, Non-Fiction & Multimedia Panel Editor and Arts Liaison Don’t get me wrong, I love a good book with some nostalgia factor, but Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has become too generic of a graduation gift. The last thing a recent college grad needs is five copies of a picture book that… More Books to Give Your Graduate that Aren’t ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’
Jonathon Hastings, Chief Copy Editor “Never shall I forget that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed…Never shall I forget the little faces of children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath the silent blue sky…Never shall I forget… More Let me tell you a story…
Anna Zarra Aldrich, Blog Editor What is women’s literature? We have classes offered in it at UConn, one of which I am currently taking. While I am glad these classes are offered and I thoroughly enjoy the one I’m taking, I have been facing the question all semester of what does it mean to have… More What is Women’s Literature?
Danny Mitola, Non-fiction and Multimedia Panelist This past Saturday I went down to the coast with a couple fellow Long River Review friends: Christine and Kelly. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the squawking of seagulls in the distance and the subtle aroma of salt on the air. The familiar characteristics of the coastline… More Not Your Usual Barnyard – A Day at the Book Barn
Esther J. Santiago Rodríguez, Fiction Panelist S.C. Stephens is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author for the Thoughtless series. Thoughtless is a romance novel that focuses on angst-filled love triangle, self-discovery, exploring dreams and learning how to love. Other of her best selling works are: the Rush series, Collision Course, Conversion series and… More Interview with S.C. Stephens
Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager While a wide variety of revered film institutes and movie database web pages have their personal opinions on which movie quotes stand the test of time in eternal fame, many of these lines often reappear on multiple lists. Thus, it should be taken into consideration that there is… More Legendary Lines: How Famous Movie Quotes Can Inspire Writers
Siobhan Dale, co-Editor-in-Chief This year, I’ve been writing my senior thesis, which is a poetic response to the violence against women in the genre of the pseudo-snuff film. As part of my research, I have watched a wide variety of horror films, ranging from the excessively violent “torture porn” of snuff to feminist revisions of… More The Cannibal Aesthetic: Poetry and Feminist Film after the Millenium
Kelly Rafferty, Poetry Panelist “Sometimes I see it like the last of a movie. You know how how they start the picture up real close and then back it off steady and far? Well that’s how I dream it. I’m living in a McDonald’s and it’s real late at night and you see me up… More Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?
Brianna McNish,co-Editor-in-Chief As undergraduate students, we are constantly engaging with the question of what exactly constitutes as “the canon.” Needless to say, the same titles rehashed and retaught in countless literature classes tends to be overwhelmingly, despairingly filled with older white men. Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Tennyson–the list, especially the titles taught in literature survey courses, is… More Reinventing the Canon: Diversifying Your Reading List
Lauren Ablondi, Interviews Editor If you’re anything like me, you live and breathe Jane Austen. You can recite Pride and Prejudice line for line, and Emma is still the character you love to hate. Once I’m done re-reading all of her books for the millionth time, I turn to movies. Sure, the film adaptations of… More The Five Best Jane Austen-Esque Films