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All Quiet on the Western Front
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Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Historical events are captured, recorded, and interpreted in numerous ways. Primarily remembered in academic fields, history is emanated through popular culture as well. Films, TV shows, plays, books, and artwork tell the story behind some of history’s most significant events and people.  (This post was written by guest blogger Thomas Richardson.) For World War I, …

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula
Authors and Poets

Hidden Meanings in Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been scaring readers since 1897.  Hidden among the chilly text is a multitude of symbolism and social commentary. The work is a favorite of scholars and literary critics who enjoy dissecting the novel’s hidden meanings. Here are four examples: Sexuality Feminine virtue is at stake in Dracula. The characters of Mina …

John McCrae
Authors and Poets

In Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields,” written by a doctor during the Second Battle of Ypres, is perhaps the best known poem to come out of World War I. Canadian military physician Major John McCrae was serving as brigade doctor when his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed. The chaplain was engaged elsewhere, so McCrae was asked to …