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?
What are some of the most notable novels published in the 21st century, and how do they reimagine what novels do?
“We're in a science fiction novel now that we are all co-writing together.”
A resource for teaching and discussing the internet, including a reading list, podcast, and discussion questions.
What we can learn from Silicon Valley’s history as we envision more just technologies for the future?
What new cultural forms are developing in the vast universe of the internet? How can observers and scholars keep up with the accelerated pace of human creativity online?
What kind of social space are we inhabiting when we’re online? How do practices like data collection, data brokering, and surveillance underwrite the “free” services we enjoy?
What exactly are we doing when we’re spending time online? Who profits from our presence there?
Where did the internet come from? Who gets left out of dominant stories about its origins? And what can history teach us about how to make the internet better?
Stephen McCauley is the author of a bevy—a raft, even—of beloved comic novels. Recent ones include My Ex-Life, Alternatives to Sex, and ...
The renowned Chinese science fiction writer Cixin Liu is best known as the author of the best-selling, Obama-beloved, Hugo-winning, and truly mind-bending trilogy ...
Samuel Delany was 20 when his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, appeared ...
Madeline Miller is a Boston-born writer who currently lives in Philadelphia. Her degrees include a BA and ...