Tag: Writing

Carolyn Heilbrun Told You So

The late literary scholar hoped the writings of older feminists in the academy would help younger women “name their anger and find companionship in enduring it.”

Pencil Leaners

The collective ventures of the Federal Writers’ Project force us to think about how writing might be reinvented in the context of economic crisis.

Caught Mapping

The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.

Carolyn Heilbrun Told You So

Over the course of a few weeks in April, amid the usual tiny indignities that beset women in academe, I read through Carolyn Heilbrun’s entire oeuvre. April ...

Down with the Scribes!

Mesopotamian scribes knew a story about the invention of writing. According to this story, the momentous event occurred in the city of Uruk, where King Enmerkar coveted treasures from the neighboring ...

Is Handwriting History?

Have you got a pen? My answer to such a question, following some clumsy digging in my backpack, is increasingly no. Sometimes, embarrassment giving way to defensiveness, I wonder why anyone bothers ...