3Qs: What makes a good book-​​to-​​movie adaptation?

The film adap­ta­tion of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” dom­i­nated the box office this weekend, net­ting more than $155 mil­lion in its first three days in the­aters. We asked Eng­lish pro­fessor Kath­leen Kelly, who teaches classes that cover book-​​to-​​film adap­ta­tions and plans to see “The Hunger Games” this week, about what makes a suc­cessful movie ver­sion of a work of pop­ular literature.

3Qs: Understanding the Bard

Last week, the Com­mon­wealth Shake­speare Com­pany began its 16th annual “Shake­speare on the Common” season with “All’s Well That Ends Well.” We asked Erika Boeckeler—an assis­tant pro­fessor of Eng­lish who recently returned from a post­doc­toral fel­low­ship at the Hunt­ington Library in San Marino, Calif. — for some insight into one of The Bard’s lesser-​​known works.

3Qs: The end of handwriting perhaps, but not writing

Indiana recently became the latest state to remove the require­ment for its schools to teach hand­writing, leading to the debate over whether cur­sive is out­dated in our dig­ital society or a crit­ical com­po­nent of youth learning. We asked Neal Lerner, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of Eng­lish and the director of the Writing Center at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, to weigh in.

Using the arts to foster cultural learning

On co-​​op in Bali, North­eastern stu­dent develops new edu­ca­tion cur­riculum for stu­dents – while lever­aging his own appre­ci­a­tion for the­ater and drama

3Qs: Northeastern novelist speaks of “vision”

Eng­lish pro­fessor Gary Gosh­garian talks about his upcoming new book, “Tunnel Vision,” the ori­gins of his pen name and the secrets of fiction-​​writing success.