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For the site's monthly topic challenge posts, inviting users to read and ask/answer questions about specific works of literature in a specific timeframe, or for questions about these topic challenges.

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Announcing the October–November 2021 topic challenge: Jorge Amado

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the September–October 2021 topic challenge: Belarusian Literature

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the August–September 2021 topic challenge: Munshi Premchand

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the July–August 2021 topic challenge: Magda Szabó

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the July–...
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Announcing the June–July 2021 topic challenge: Old English literature

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the June–...
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Announcing the May–June 2021 topic challenge: the Mahabharata and its adaptations

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the May–...
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Announcing the April–May 2021 topic challenge: Gargantua and Pantagruel

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the April–...
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Announcing the March–April 2021 topic challenge: Mem and Zin (Mam û Zîn)

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the March–...
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Announcing the February–March 2021 topic challenge: Os Lusíadas / The Lusiads

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the January–February 2021 topic challenge: Theodor Fontane

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the December 2020–January 2021 topic challenge: literary theory

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the November–December 2020 topic challenge: Ko Un

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the October–November 2020 topic challenge: Rabindranath Tagore

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Rule for selecting a topic challenge among those with the same number of votes

Each month we select a new topic challenge that will start one month later and run for two months. Usually, the next topic challenge is simply based on which suggestion has the highest number of votes ...
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Announcing the September–October 2020 topic challenge: Nick Joaquin

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the August–September 2020 topic challenge: the Shahnameh

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Announcing the July–August 2020 topic challenge: The Tale of Genji

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the July–...
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Announcing the June–July reading challenge: Korean Folklore

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the June–...
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Announcing the May–June 2020 topic challenge: Guy de Maupassant

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the May–...
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New Literature SE Topic Challenge Suggestions Thread

Topic challenges for Literature SE were first proposed and enacted in March 2017. The motivation for these, as well as to bring our users together in a community activity of reading the same books or ...
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Announcing the April–May 2020 topic challenge: The Stranger / Meursault

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the April–...
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Announcing the March–April 2020 topic challenge: R. K. Narayan

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the March–...
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Announcing the February–March 2020 topic challenge: Haruki Murakami

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the February–...
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Announcing the January–February 2020 topic challenge: Lin Yutang (林语堂)

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the January–...
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Announcing the Return of the Topic Challenges! Oct-Nov 2019: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Topic challenges are back ... but with a difference! Early in July, Aza posted Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them? to address the problem of decreasing ...
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What would be a good timeslot for bimonthly chat sessions?

In a comment on "Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them?", heather made the following suggestion: It might be interesting to have the topic challenge, but ...
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Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them?

Monthly topic challenges on Lit.SE don't get a whole lot of attention. Christopher Strobbe rightfully points out that participation has been almost negligible in recent months. This is in spite of ...
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Announcing the July 2019 topic challenge: Journey to the West (西游记)

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+8, -3), it is time to announce the next ...
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Announcing the June 2019 topic challenge: Elizabethan Prose

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+6, -1), it is time to announce the next ...
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Announcing the May 2019 topic challenge: "My Uncle Napoleon"

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as April draws to a close, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the April 2019 topic challenge: Jean Rhys

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+8, -2), it is time to announce the next ...
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Announcing the March 2019 reading challenge: Release the Sun, by William Sears

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+10, -5), it is time to announce the next ...
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Announcing the February 2019 topic challenge: Miroslav Krleža

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the January 2019 topic challenge: Lu Xun

Happy new year to Literature SE! In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's ...
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Announcing the December 2018 reading challenge: Darcie Little Badger

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the November 2018 topic challenge: the Kalevala

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the October 2018 Topic Challenge: Robert Hayden

For this month's challenge, we move from Turkey to the USA to focus on the poems of Robert Hayden suggested by BESW. Robert Hayden (1913 – 1980) was the first African-American writer to hold the ...
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Announcing the September 2018 topic challenge: Elif Şafak

The September topic challenge is now ongoing! In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as August comes to an ...
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Announcing the August 2018 Topic Challenge: Nalo Hopkinson

This summer is hot, and I hope the same for this month's topic challenge: the works of Nalo Hopkinson suggested by user111 (who has since left this site). Hopkinson (Twitter handle @...
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Announcing the July 2018 reading challenge: "The Assault"

July has begun, and it is time to announce this month's reading challenge, which is... The Assault by Harry Mulisch suggested by Martin Tournoij. What is a topic challenge? The topic challenges ...
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Announcing the June 2018 topic challenge: Their Eyes Were Watching God

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the end of May, it's time to announce the next topic challenge! ...
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Announcing the May 2018 topic challenge: Ursula K. Le Guin

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the end of April, it's time to announce the next topic challenge! ...
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Announcing the April 2018 Topic Challenge: “Look Who's Back”

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as March nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the March 2018 Topic Challenge: the works of Michael Ende

Two days late (sorry), here's the next Literature SE topic challenge: our first author-based challenge! In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of ...
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Announcing the February 2018 Topic Challenge: “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”

After a brief hiatus over the Christmas and New Year period (because apparently virtual hats and topic challenges are too much fun to have all at the same time), Lit.SE topic challenges are back! In ...
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Announcing the November 2017 reading challenge: "Tower of Secrets"

As October nears its end, it's time to announce the next month's challenge! At the time of writing this, the leading suggestion is... Tower of Secrets, by Victor Sheymov, suggested by BESW. To provide ...
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Announcing the October 2017 Topic Challenge: "A Grain of Wheat", by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as September nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Announcing the September 2017 Topic Challenge: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as August nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Promote the topic challenges across SE

I wish I'd known about the topic challenge Icelandic Sagas when it happened. Likewise, I'm sure there are people that are interested in some of the current challenges. Is there any way these ...
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Announcing the August 2017 Topic Challenge: “Sophie's World”

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as July nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic challenge!...