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Why I teach a course connecting Taylor Swift’s songs to the works of Shakespeare, Hitchcock and Plath Elizabeth Scala, professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, explains how and why she created the course “The Taylor Swift Songbook,” an introductory English course. Categories: Literary Criticism, Literary History, Reading Why read old books? …

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Sorry, Science Says Speed Reading Doesn’t Work A report, recently published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, on a comprehensive review of the science behind speed reading: The team behind the research looked at decades of studies focused on all manner of techniques and apps that promise to help you devour words at an …

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