RJ takes the wheel to teach us a thing about John Donne: Reverend, husband, and mega-horny poet. Enjoy the tonal whiplash as we rocket between poems about doing it, poems about how everyone he loved is dead, and more poems about doing it. Megan crafts some fanfiction, Financin’ with RJ branches out, and we learn that no man is an island, especially if he's in the middle of having sex.…
This week, we head to Africa, not to bless the rains but to contend with Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness. Megan is filled to the brim with salt while RJ tries to rack up a high score playing Devil's Advocate. Join us as we discuss racism, imperialism, and the alleged contents of John Wayne's colon. Also, we have a Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClass
Warning: Episode contains spoilers for the film version of A Wrinkle in Time! Crack open your guide to interdimensional travel because we're about to wrinkle some time! Join us and our friend Scott for a magical story of quantum mechanics, pulsating brains, and incompetent dads as we learn how pubescent girl-rage can save the day. We experience Empowerment, continue our blood feud with Jacksonville, and gaze in awe at 80-foot…
Get ready for some nougat-y goodness with The Three Musketeers, a novel less about swashbuckling and more about extra-marital cross-kingdom hookups, horse-shaming, and that famous Musketeer slogan: "Well, if it pisses off the Cardinal then I guess it's okay." Alexandre Dumas outsources his book-writing to make more time for lovin’, Megan laments a severe lack of sword boys, and RJ ruins ASMR forever.
British boys get stranded on a tropical island, and you won't BELIEVE what happens next! ...They get naked and try to murder each other. It's Lord of the Flies, a book written out of spite for a different book written 100 years earlier. We look at provocative shell art, learn why choir boys are the evilest kind of boy, do some truly terrible British accents, and refuse to stop referencing…
You guys, this show is a whole year old! In celebration, we bring you, from the depths of Shakespearean obscurity: Titus Andronicus, the play that asks "What if Shakespeare was possessed by Eli Roth and then wrote a play?" and “Can you do a Michael Caine impression without a tongue?” and also “Are goth kids still a thing?” Enjoy the murder, mayhem, and monologuing that only Big Willy can provide.
They say it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, so we get to sinning with Harper Lee's immortal required reading classic. Learn how Lee plagiarized her own life, why Atticus Finch needs to sharpen his lawyer skills, and how all problems can be solved by punching and/or kicking. Megan chronicles the thrilling exploits of a pair of pants and RJ finally nails an impression.
It’s a new year with new experiences to have and new challenges to face! Like having your schedule completely derailed by medical emergencies! (On an unrelated note, RJ met his unfortunate demise under circumstances that are neither mysterious or criminally suspicious). Megan and RJ Jr. Part 2: The Sequel answer submitted questions in this special minisode that is kind of sort of related to literature…ish. 2018, baby!
We’re celebrating the last episode of the year with a double-feature of A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi! Embrace the holiday spirit of giving rocks to Baby Jesus, spending money you don’t have on things you can’t use, multiple ghosts telling you what a jerkoff you are, and the spectacular debut of Oh No! Lit Class Theater. Happy Holidays and God help us, every one.
Who wouldn't want to be an Invisible Man? Playing awesome pranks, sneaking into R-rated movies...wait, this isn't that one? This is the one about racial and social inequality and the failure of identity due to society's perceptions and prejudice? Oh. Join us as we hunt for shirtless pictures of Ralph Ellison, endure entirely too much Symbolism, and struggle to define postmodernism while our old professors are off somewhere, laughing uproariously.