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    The Secret Garden on Screen: Old and New

    Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, has been a beloved story in my family for many years. My mother read it to my aunt when she was young, and then later to me and my sister. Carrying a message of hope and renewal, the tale of a little girl who learns to bring a garden back to life, and along with it, the hearts of all whose lives she touches, including her own, is a timeless classic of children’s literature. And since there hasn’t been a major adaptation for years, not since the 1993 film directed by Agnieszka Holland starring Kate Maberly (Daniel Deronda), I was really excited to see…

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    Spring has Sprung: Gardening Through Literature

    The seed for the idea for this post was planted over a month ago, but it wasn’t until the semester ended that I felt I could dedicate the necessary time to bring it to fruition. During my last semester of college, I was able to take a really interesting course called Nature Writing. The class was unlike any other I had previously taken, and it focused on environmental literature, as well as analyzing narratives with a nature lens. In addition to this we were also given opportunities to write critically and creatively using the natural world as a vehicle for our work. It was a really insightful class, and in…