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Research in the Literary Arts


Stephen Schottenfeld is a novelist and researcher. While writing a novel requires careful attention to language and the crafting of character and narrative, it also, perhaps not so obviously, requires a great amount of research. In the popular imagination, research conjures up images of scientists in lab coats or historians pouring over dusty manuscripts. But to enter into and convincingly depict the lives of others, a novelist must engage in a demanding and mercurial kind of research.

Read a Q&A with Stephen Schottenfeld.

Faculty Publications

Earthling, W.W. Norton

James Longenbach, Earthling, November 28, 2017

Jennifer Grotz: Window Left Open, Graywolf Press

Jennifer Grotz, Window Left Open, February 2, 2016

The Humanities Center supports multidisciplinary engagement around literature, history, the arts, and philosophies of cultures past and present.

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