Nobody knows what will be useful in the future. And this is why we so often find humanistic activities in the seeds and roots of STEM.
What does it mean to write—and read—an American novel in the wake of anti-Asian racism and hate crimes, events connected to a history of Asian exclusion?
“I have been building some shanties of houses …,” wrote Melville to Hawthorne, “and likewise some shanties of chapters and essays.”
A resource for reading about, teaching, and discussing the novel as an artistic and cultural form.
How can reading novels affect the way doctors and patients communicate?
How do novels help us see the present in a broader historical perspective?
How can novels expand our understanding of sex and intimacy in the digital age?
How does reading novels affect our understanding of the power dynamics that shape our lives?
How do novels provoke readers to wrestle with complex, even dangerous ideas?
Hazzard was given to lingering in the fraught silences that follow great tumult, taking the time to find something worth saying.
What are some of the most notable novels published in the 21st century, and how do they reimagine what novels do?
What might the dynamic of mental life look like when its physiological counterpart is ill, bedridden, and housebound?
Caribbean authors—and the “disorderly” women of whom they write—can reveal how important it is to seek out one’s true self.
If Hillary Mantel herself can’t bear to part with her well-beloved protagonist, how on earth should the rest of us?
Assemblage in search of insight is the guiding ethos at the heart of two dynamic recently published books by Mexican authors.
If Cloud Atlas is any guide, one of the best ways to sound like a bygone novelist is to make your narrator sound like a racist.
A child’s novel can be funny by revealing how much a child does know, after all.
“There’s a passage early on in Book 2 that’s so smug, so macho (in a literary way), that’s so—ugh! I can’t explain it.”
Across the slatted border between the United States and Mexico, near Ciudad Juárez, the artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello recently installed several ...
All but forgotten today, Gene Stratton-Porter was—in the early 20th century ...