In 2016, we started a weekly Friday meme here at Pages Unbound called Classic Remarks. The hope was to inspire discussions not only about aspects of classic works of literature, but also about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. We’re starting that meme back up in May 2020!
To participate, simply take a look at the upcoming prompts, write a blog post in response and then, on the day our post goes live, leave the link to your post in the comments!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the upcoming prompts! You can find the full list under our Classic Remarks tab.
Classic Remarks Prompts
May 1 What is a classic you loved when you were younger, but feel differently about now?
May 8 What classic did you love when you were younger—and you still love now?
May 15 Which of the Brontë sisters’ work is your favorite? Why?
May 22 Which YA books would you like to see become classics and why?
May 29 Why do you think some individuals believe in the Shakespeare authorship “controversy” even though the scholarly consensus is that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare?
June 5 What classic did you read in school and end up loving?
June 12 What are some lesser-known works by a classic author you think people should read?
June 19 Charlotte’s Web took the number one spot on the School Library Journal’s 2012 list of Top 100 chapter books.Why do you think this book continues to appeal to readers?