Season 2

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

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How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Akira, Sailor Moon, Demon Slayer, Death Note.

How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

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Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway and the myth of a hero.

Unraveling the Myth of Ernest Hemingway

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Do You Write a Bestseller?

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How Do You Write a Bestseller?

Here are the tent-pole blockbuster books that support the publishing industry.

How Do You Write a Bestseller?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

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Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance is one of the most iconic periods in American literature, here's why.

Literary Icons You NEED to Know From the Harlem Renaissance

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

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Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

Learn about the history and adaptations of the 1965 novel DUNE.

Dune, The Most Important Sci Fi Series Ever?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

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Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

We're breaking down how the graphic novel went from the comic book store to the classroom.

Are Graphic Novels... Novels?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

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The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

A lot of the bread and butter of musical theater is built off of books!

The It’s Lit! Musical Episode

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The (Stephen) King of Horror

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The (Stephen) King of Horror

We lead you through the dark and twisted world of Uncle Stevie, the King of Horror.

The (Stephen) King of Horror

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Fiery History of Banned Books

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The Fiery History of Banned Books

Let's explore how the seemingly innocuous book has survived centuries of the ban hammer.

The Fiery History of Banned Books

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! War and Peace and Everything Else

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War and Peace and Everything Else

In this day and age of publishing, books like War & Peace are something of a relic.

War and Peace and Everything Else

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien

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The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien

A less-discussed aspect of Tolkien is the way he used constructed language in his writing.

The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

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The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded.

The Byronic Hero: Isn’t it Byronic?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters

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Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters

What is Afro-Futurism and what is its place in Black storytelling?

Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later

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Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later

Before women were asking “Am I Carrie or Samantha?”, they were asking “Am I Jo or Amy?"

Why We Still Love Little Women, 150 Years Later

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing

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How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing

Explore how fictional pandemics have evolved over time.

How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Case for Fan Fiction

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The Case for Fan Fiction

We explore how fan fiction writers were able to come out of the proverbial closet of shame

The Case for Fan Fiction