Our sister site Literature Stack Exchange is shutting down on May 4th due to a lack of activity. (So are Astronomy, Economics, Firearms, Healthcare IT and Theoretical Physics.)

There may be some interesting questions at Literature (or even possibly the others) that would find a good home here at English Language and Usage.

If so, please flag the questions for moderator attention and suggest migration. I think the deadline for this is next Friday, 4th May.

PS See similar migration requests on Science Fiction and Fantasy and Philosophy.

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    In this process, please keep in mind (and this isn't directed to anyone specific, just a general reminder to all) that "[c]riticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature" are off-topic on our site as per the FAQ. That doesn't mean that there are no migrate-worthy questions, just that there are likely few.
    – waiwai933
    Apr 27, 2012 at 23:14
  • This question captures two major problems with the StackExchange model: (1) segregating questions into topically-oriented sites is not a scalable approach, and (2) perfectly good questions get closed because someone with power (measured in participation points) objects for questionable (and often silly) reasons
    – iconoclast
    Apr 1, 2016 at 18:38

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Here's what is currently flagged:

To migrate:

Migrated: - https://literature.stackexchange.com/questions/823/her-mind-was-less-difficult-to-develop-jane-austen#question


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    please edit this to designate which ones you want or don't want, i'll then edit it when posts are migrated.
    – DForck42
    May 1, 2012 at 14:49
  • interesting use of editing system XD. May 2, 2012 at 0:38
  • @SonicTheHedgehog - Yeah. I would have suggested ones people wanted be put in as "answers", so others can vote and/or comment on individual choices. Time's short though.
    – T.E.D.
    May 2, 2012 at 15:06
  • At least the first one seems too discussion based for ELU
    – simchona
    May 2, 2012 at 20:16
  • I think the 3rd one would be worthy of a migrate. The first one, I agree with simchona: surely not - it never really gets to an ELU-type question ("Can you read this book without a dictionary?").
    – J.R.
    May 3, 2012 at 9:38
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    @jr I agree with 3. In addition, 2 is more literary analysis of why a certain name was used, which isn't screaming "migrate" to me.
    – simchona
    May 3, 2012 at 15:47

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