Resources for Literature Paper

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Below are a few entry points into researching your thesis on the Role of Literature.  I tried to gather a variety of resources here, from the erudite and intellectual to the epitome of click-bait.   You are required to include at least three research sources into your final paper.  I expect you to find other material on your own, but be warned that dictionary sites, Wikipedia, Sparknotes/review sites, and quote-collection sites are not acceptable sources for an academic paper.

TED Talks about the relevance of literature in society

Modern Library's Top 100 Novels List

Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation:

The Pedagogical Implications of an African American Discourse Genre

Toni Morrison's Wellesley Commencement Speech

The Plague Writers Who Predicted Today by Jane Ciabattari

Chinua Achebe's 1977 paper on Heart of Darkness

Why Business People Should Join Book Clubs by John Coleman

Reading like a Writer by Paul Thomas

Interview with Haruki Murakami

Real Simple's Collection of Books That Will Change Your Life

Interview with Sherman Alexie

Rugged Fellow's Guide: 5 Reasons to Read Fiction

PEW Research Center 2013 Report

The Atlantic: The Decline of the American Book Lover

A 2021 list of statistics and facts about reading