I love the idea of a literature SE site. As an English teacher and a novice literary critic, I think it would make for a wonderful place to discuss ideas related to literature. Philosophy has one, math has one, but what about a forum for serious literature students? (Or even avid readers?)

Anyway, why not take it one step further and allow for comments based on particular passages of a text? Annotations for lines or words, even. Those annotations could then be voted up or down, and spark a healthy exchange.

I'm working on an open-source project that tries to do this sort of thing, called HyperLit. I would love if there were a way to incorporate some of this project's plans for annotation with the wonders of SE.

Proposal: Literature

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It's an interesting concept, but not for a Stack Exchange 2.0 Q&A site.

Discussion questions—on any topic—are actively discouraged on SE sites. The software behind the sites has been designed to make Q&A easy and straightforward.

Other types of interaction? Not so much.

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Well, it will definitely be out of the concept of the se, however there is nothing preventing one from sharing annotations, as long as they are inside well defined questions/answers.

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