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.

closed as too localized by waiwai933 May 25 '12 at 6:03

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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 '12 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 '16 at 18:38

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 '12 at 14:49
  • interesting use of editing system XD. – Phonics The Hedgehog May 2 '12 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 '12 at 15:06
  • At least the first one seems too discussion based for ELU – simchona May 2 '12 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 '12 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 '12 at 15:47

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