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Sally Allen

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In my life, I have won an inheritance and lost it. I have travelled through time and to the other side of the world. I have solved murders, experienced storybook romances, and discovered alternate universes. Which is to say: In my life, I have read. Academic tomes and romance novels, murder mysteries and classic literary fiction. Newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and lots of product labels (but rarely user manuals).

I hold a PhD from New York University in English Education and a MA in English Language and Literature. As a consultant, I work with readers and writers and speak and write about books and reading.

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Sally Allen Feeling blocked, for me, usually means I'm trying to move too fast and haven't given myself time to formulate what I'm trying to say and to find the…moreFeeling blocked, for me, usually means I'm trying to move too fast and haven't given myself time to formulate what I'm trying to say and to find the write words. So when I get this feeling, I slow myself down by pulling out a notebook and writing by hand. I might try making a list of the ideas I'm trying to work out or the words that are floating around in my head or by answering the question, "What's this really about for me?" (less)
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A challenge of researching reception of classical literature is that we cannot always know whether intertextual references are intentional or incidental. Rereading the Harry Potter series alongside The Odyssey, the parallels are striking. So much so that it’s difficult to believe they’re coincidental. As I’ve noted before, though, it may be a case of timeless human experiences and themes—home,...

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