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Announcing the July–August 2023 topic challenge: Jamaica Kincaid

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 2023 topic challenge: the works of Ales Adamovich

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 2023 topic challenge: the works of Robert Louis Stevenson

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 2023 topic challenge: the works of Abdulrazak Gurnah

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 2023 topic challenge: Hayy ibn Yaqdhan / Philosophus Autodidactus

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 2023 topic challenge: the works of Arthur Koestler

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 2023 topic challenge: sign language 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 December 2022–January 2023 topic challenge: the works of Min Jin Lee

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 2022 topic challenge: Nazi Holocaust 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 October–November 2022 topic challenge: Stanisław Lem

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 (okay, sorry, overdue)...
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Announcing the September–October 2022 topic challenge: Lasha Bugadze

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Announcing the August–September 2022 topic challenge: the Koran

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 2022 topic challenge: Ukrainian 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 July–...
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Announcing the June–July 2022 topic challenge: Isabelle Eberhardt

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 2022 topic challenge: Georg Büchner

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 2022 topic challenge: “Omenuko,” by Pita Nwana

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 (okay, almost a month ...
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Announcing the March–April 2022 topic challenge: medieval Arthurian 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 March–...
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Announcing the February–March 2022 topic challenge: the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Announcing the January–February 2022 topic challenge: R. A. Lafferty

UPDATE: during its second month (February 2022), this topic challenge will be held jointly with Science Fiction & Fantasy SE. Note that, for written sci-fi stories, the two sites' scopes don't ...
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Announcing the December 2021 – January 2022 topic challenge: Maltese 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 November–December 2021 topic challenge: The Decameron

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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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