Literature Should Be Taught Like Science
Literature:This renegade professor says literature is a machine that accelerates the human brain.
Why Computers Will Never Write Good Novels
Literature:The power of narrative flows only from the human brain.
Who Said Nobody Read Isaac Newton?
Literature:It’s a myth that legendary works in science aren’t read.
Only Disconnect! A Pandemic Reading of E.M. Forster
Literature:The astonishing relevance of the British writer’s story, “The Machine Stops.”
Al Gore Does His Best Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature:The former vice president reads the transcendentalist poet—and reminds us of one.
Meet Harvard’s Own Poet-Physician
Literature:Rafael Campo on finding the humanity in medicine and science.
God Created Consciousness in Fiction
Given his grandeur, pettiness, and complexity, and his capacity for introspection, he’s the major exception to the flatness of ancient characters—God.Illustration by Humphrey King / Flickr Many modern novels do something that the earliest literature sometimes seems incapable of doing—representing the inner life of the individual, in all its complexity. The history of literature has […]
Why Doesn’t Ancient Fiction Talk About Feelings?
Literature:Literature’s evolution has reflected and spurred the growing complexity of society.