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Wordquest Devon is a project of Aune Head Arts, Cyprus Well, Devon Libraries (Devon County Council), and the University of Exeter. It began life as a response to the 'questing' themes of the Cultural Olympiad, and still retains many of these playful and game-playing aspects. The project's live presence began in June 2011 and continues until September 2012. Around the County (and perhaps beyond) you can pick up copies of our 'Literary Map for Devon' - but you can also explore the online map h ...
 
Thirsty for a nerdy discussion of science, technology, ethics, and popular fiction? Dr. Jennifer Terrell and Iris Bull (Ph.D. student) talk each week about their ongoing college course designed and organized around these topics. We start by asking, “What is the role of popular culture texts in the construction of sociotechnical ethics?” We then spend 15 weeks answering that question together using frameworks unique to the field of science and technology studies, conceived of by historians, s ...
 
The Roman World introduces students to the society, literature and art of ancient Rome, through a study of its major historical and literary figures, such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Virgil and Ovid. We shall look at Rome’s place in the ancient Mediterranean world, and its connections with ancient Greece and other cultures, such as Egypt and Gaul. Through almost constant warfare, Rome accumulated an enormous Mediterranean empire, and this subject will investigate how this shaped Roman ...
 
Published in 1855, The Warden is the first installment in Trollope’s highly acclaimed series Chronicles of Barsetshire, and offers an enlightening insight into the life of the Victorian clergy, its gentry, politics, and social settings. The novel focuses on Mr. Harding, an elderly clergyman who finds himself in the center of a vehement dispute over his questionable position as warden of Hiram’s Hospital. Exploring various themes including human nature, morals, reform, and manners, The Warden ...
 
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This week, your hosts discuss A Throne of Ruin by K.F. Breene. Through trial and error and Finley’s own ingenuity, she’s discovered am elixir that has the potential to save the lives of those in the kingdom affected by the curse and makes plans with Nyfain to distribute it to other villages in the kingdom. Nyfain tries to keep their interactions pl…
 
This week Lauren chats with fiction writer Robin McLean, author of Pity the Beast, a contemporary, eco-feminist Western in which a woman escapes to the northern Rocky Mountains after a violent encounter with a number of people close to her, including her husband and her half-sister. With leanings into and outside of the contemporary American West, …
 
In this book your hosts discuss K.F Breene's A Ruin of Roses! It is the first book in her Deliciously Dark Fairytales series. The kingdom has been cursed, people are no longer able to shift into their animal form and they are dying from a mysterious sickness. Finley has spent her whole life in her small village. She has done her best to find a cure…
 
This week’s episode is an encore broadcast of Sarah Aronson’s conversation with CMarie Fuhrman about her nonfiction and work as co-editor for the anthology, Native Voices. This program was recorded in Spokane, Washington, during their Get Lit! literary festival with the generous support of Spokane Public Radio.…
 
In this week’s episode, your hosts discuss Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco. Emilia Maria di Carlo and her sister, Vittoria have always known magic was real. When Vittoria is brutally murdered, Emilia will stop at nothing to discover why and who killed her, including summoning a demon. Emilia works with Wrath, a prince of hell, to uncover …
 
This week, Lauren talks with physician and writer Laura Kolbe, author of Little Pharma (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series), a book that uses poetry as the doctor’s tool into empathy, into the interior lives of patients and beyond the material relationships between bodies.저자 Lauren Korn
 
This week your hosts discuss the final installment of Laura Thalassa's four horsemen series - Death! In a post-apocalyptic world where the four horsemen have come to judge humanity, Lazarus finds herself drawn to Death, the last of the horsemen. Since she cannot die, she is determined to stop him or at least slow down his destruction but Death is n…
 
This week, Lauren chats with Stephen Graham Jones, author of My Heart Is a Chainsaw (Gallery Books, Saga Press). My Heart Is a Chainsaw is a meta-narrative homage to classic slasher films like Scream and Friday the 13th. Indeed, there are nearly 200 film references in this novel, hiding in plain sight, and they are a joy to encounter for horror fil…
 
This week, your hosts discuss Neon Gods by Katee Robert. Persephone Demetriou is desperate to escape the politics of Olympus and the squeaky clean role she’s been forced into as one Demeter’s daughters. She’s made a plan to escape, when she turns 25 and can access her trust fund, but her plans go off the rails when she is forced into a surprise eng…
 
In this week's episode your hosts discuss the highly anticipated A Shadow in the Embers, the prequel to Jennifer L. Armentrout's From Blood and Ash series. Sera is promised to the Primal of Death through an arrangement made by her ancestors to replenish the lands. Now the Rot has returned and Sera believes she is her country’s only salvation—she mu…
 
Happy Halloween! In this special spooky episode, your hosts discuss Frankenstein by Mary Shelley! Young Victor Frankenstein is captivated, near obsessed, with his scientific pursuits. When his experiments result in the reanimation of man, Victor is horrified and abandons his creature. Victor soon learns that sometimes extreme ambition comes at a he…
 
Lehua Taitano's work investigates queer indigeneity, decolonization, and cultural identity in the context of diaspora. In this conversation, Lehua delves into the oceanic world of her poetry collection, "Inside Me an Island," where matters of family, story, identity, voice, song, and bicycle mechanics come to light.…
 
This week your hosts discuss Alessa Thorn's new dark romance, Darkest Night! Athena Edgeworth and Konstantius Zalam are both mercenaries and have been rivals for 3 years. When they cross paths it is often bloody, violent, and sexy but despite the rivalry they have been unable to kill each other. When they develop a common enemy Athena and Kon must …
 
This week, your hosts discuss A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane. Maddek seeks to avenge the death of his parents when they are killed under mysterious circumstances. While he can’t exact his revenge on Syssia’s leader, Zhalen, or his sons, when he receives word the Zhalen’s mysterious daughter is being transported to another kingdom for marr…
 
This week your hosts discuss Jay Kristoff's best seller Nevernight! After her father is executed as a traitor and her mother and brother are taken away Mia vows revenge. To do so she must train to be a Blade at the Red Church. She will be tested in unimaginable ways but if she succeeds she will have the knowledge and resources to avenge her family.…
 
This week, your hosts discuss Rabid by Raven Kennedy and Ivy Asher. Seneca Rain has waited all of her life for the moment where she can connect with her wolf spirit and fully embrace life as a shifter. However, when the time comes and she is attacked by her packs alpha, Seneca’s wolf becomes rabid. Her cruel alpha deems her togreat of a threat and …
 
This week, Lauren speaks with Missoula-based novelist Caroline Patterson, whose debut novel, The Stone Sister, is a fictionalized account of her own family’s history, of the sister she didn’t know she had—a sister who shares her name—and of the controversial institution that housed Montana’s abandoned children.…
 
This week your hosts discuss Set by Alessa Thorn. Set, the ancient Egyptian God of War and Chaos, has been working as a mercenary in modern Egypt. Unlike his Greek God counterparts, he likes to stay out of the spotlight but when he is tasked with protecting his boss's secret daughter he might be forced to reveal himself. Ayla has been working her d…
 
This week, Lauren speaks with Helena, Montana native Annie Connole, whose debut book, The Spring: A Mythic Memoir, chronicles the author’s episodic, almost encyclopedic encounters with grief, with the animals that crossed her path after the loss of her partner in 2014, both in her waking life and in her dreams. The Spring is the author’s grief in-p…
 
This week, your hosts discuss Sabriel by Garth Nix. Sabriel’s life takes an unexpected turn when her father, a necromancer called the Abhorsen, sends an undead servant to her with the tools of his trade, the famed bells and sword, and requests her help, as he is trapped in Death. Determined to rescue her father, Sabriel takes on the title of Abhors…
 
This week, historian and scholar Anthony W. Wood talks about Black Montana: Settler Colonialism and the Erosion of the Racial Frontier, 1877-1930, an in-depth account of the rise and fall of Montana’s Black communities in the 19th and 20th centuries, of the enduring narratives of white supremacy and cultural erasure in the Rocky Mountain West.…
 
This week your hosts discuss Lexi Foss's steamy vampire romance - Chastely Bitten. In a world where humans are prey, Darius a 3,000 year old vampire, is working towards a world where humans are seen as more than just food. To do this however, he must play their game for a little while longer. In an uncharacteristic move he purchases a highly sought…
 
In this week’s episode, your hosts discuss Broken by the Horde King by Zoey Draven. Kiran and Maeva have a past complicated by Maeva’s unrequited love for Kiran, and the emotional scars she bears as a result of his rejection. She moves on with her life, but protects her heart from any who may break it again. She trains to become a healer, and thing…
 
This week your hosts' discuss Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones! This book was the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki's popular animated film but there are quite a few differences. Sophie, the eldest of three sisters, is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste. Due to this she leaves her hat shop and family behind and finds herself t…
 
This week, your hosts discuss Kraving Khiva, a sci-fi/alien romance by Zoey Draven and we have a special guest! Stacey, @stacebookspace on TikTok and Instagram joins us again and is sharing new details about her book! Go check her out! Synopsis: Eve Tessler has never felt like she’s fit in on the earth colony, Everton, and her feelings of lonelines…
 
In this episode your hosts wrap up the Throne of Glass series with the second half of Kingdom of Ash. Dorian is searching for the third wyrdkey but finding it could mean his or Aelin's death. Meanwhile, Aelin is steadily moving toward Terresan to help with the fight against Morath. Aedion is struggling to keep 100,000 Morath soliders at bay, even w…
 
This week, your hosts discuss the part 1 of Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. Aelin Galathynius has sacrified so much for her home, Terrasen. Trapped in an iron coffin by Maeve, the Fae Queen, Aelin continues to resist Maeves attempts to get her to reveal secrets that may mean the end of their world, though the struggle grows harder each day. In Ter…
 
In this week's episode your hosts discuss Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. The sixth book in the Throne of Glass series. This book follows Chaol and Nesryn as they travel to the Southern Continent in search of allies and healing. Chaol works with a healer, Yrene, but their relationship quickly changes from healer/patient to something more. Nesryn, n…
 
This week, Lauren speaks with poet Kaveh Akbar, whose sophomore poetry collection, Pilgrim Bell, empties the self of the self — of one’s nation, or nations, of one’s family, of one’s knowledge — leaving only one’s hollowed, and hallowed, body. An early review of Pilgrim Bell states, “The poetry of Kaveh Akbar reminds you that the body is a temple a…
 
This week, your hosts discuss the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas! Aelin Ashryver Galathynius and company find themselves on the hunt for allies after the lords of Terrasen deny Aelin her right to ascend the throne. With the help of her friends, she calls in every old debt owed to her to amass her army. D…
 
In this lively conversation, Lauren and Missoula-based poet, ceramicist, and musician Kelly Schirmann talk about about her newest book of poetry, The New World, and about her creative practices. A hybrid collection of poetry and prose, The New World follows Schirmann’s attempts, failures, and re-attempts at understanding and articulating an era of …
 
This week your hosts discuss Madness of the Horde King by Zoey Draven. Vienne has been a slave to an alien race for years. They finally send her on a mission to deliver a message to the ruler of the Dakkar. However, when she gets there she finds herself drawn to the Mad Horde King. While they work together to find a heartstone, they cannot ignore t…
 
This week your hosts discuss Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. Aelin returns to Rifthold ready to shed the name Celaena Sardothien and embrace being the Queen of Terresan. Her path is clear, free magic, obtain the wyrdkeys, and find out what the King is planning. However, when she arrives she discovers that her cousin Aedion is being held captive …
 
In this week's after dark episode your hosts discuss the third book in Scarlett St. Clair's Hades and Persephone series - A Touch of Malice. Hades and Persephone are happily engaged but not all the gods are thrilled. Demeter, Persephone's mother, has decided to freeze the upperworld in an attempt to split them up. To make matters worse, humans and …
 
Michael Punke’s Ridgeline is, broadly, about what is now known - though rarely talked about - as the Fetterman Massacre, which took place in 1866 in Wyoming’s Powder River Valley. The U.S. Army sent hundreds of soldiers, as well as women and children, to set up a fort in the region, eventually named Fort Phil Kearny, on what was the traditional lan…
 
The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver,…
 
This week your hosts discuss Heir of Fire, the third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Heir of Fire opens, with our main character, Celaena, arriving in Wendlyn, under the guise of infiltrating their defenses, but really, she’s there for information. She is given the opportunity to train with Prince Rowan Whitethorn, to learn to …
 
In this week’s episode, your hosts discuss Crown of Midnight, book 2 in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien has undertaken her role as King’s Champion, eliminating potential threats to the King of Adarlan’s rule, with apparent ease. When she is tasked with assassinating someone from her past, she learns that there’s more…
 
Clocking in at 600 pages, Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle is the epic story of the fictional Marian Graves, a Missoula, Montana-born pilot, whose North-South around-the-world adventure is told painstakingly, achingly, and gracefully. This immense book, which spans multiple centuries and countries, is an enormously pleasurable read. Its generous nar…
 
This week, your hosts discuss Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and are joined by special guest, Stacey (on TikTok @stacebookspace). After a year in the salt mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien, Adarlan’s Assassin, is presented a unique opportunity by Adarlan’s prince: a competition, where the winner is awarded the role of King’s Champion. Win, an…
 
In this week's episode your hosts discuss Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas. This collection of 5 novellas set the stage for Throne of Glass. We are introduced to one of our favorite characters - Celaena Sardothien in a way we haven't seen before. Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthle…
 
This week on The Write Question, Lauren chats with Missoula-based writer Deirdre “Dee” McNamer about Aviary, a novel based in an unnamed mountain town a lot like Missoula. The novel, which is McNamer’s first since 2007’s Red Rover, centers a neglected retirement community, Pheasant Run, and the aging residents who live there. This is a conversation…
 
This week, your hosts discuss the final book in the Bone Witch trilogy, The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco. Tea of the Embers has come a long way from the 12 year old girl she was when she raised her brother from the dead. In the final installment of this book, Tea pursues her goal from the start, to help future dark asha and her brother Fox, by makin…
 
This week on The Write Question, Lauren chats with J. Robert Lennon about peculiarity—in his new novel, Subdivision, his new collection of short stories, Let Me Think, and in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks—and encouraging student writers to find the peculiarities in their own experiences, to mine their inner freak.…
 
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