I double majored in English with an emphasis on writing and Japanese Studies. My interest lay in writing and in that hallway of the humanities writing seemed more marketable than literature. Moreover, I viewed speaking Japanese as a key to a job either teaching or translating. There was no talk of online identities, social media, or content creation. Writing fell into the realm of fiction, poetry, essays, thought and research papers. The term content could easily be confused with the feeling I had reading fiction and writing short stories.Read More »Skills for Today’s English Major
There’s a wonderful introduction and interview with William H. Gass titled “A Champion of the Book Takes to the iPad” on the NYTimes Bits Blog. The interview focuses on the new book, Abstractions Arrive, which was published… Read More »Publishing: William Gass Interview Regarding Abstractions Arrive as an iBook
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Interesting article (http://motherjones.com/media/2010/01/death-of-literary-fiction-magazines-journals) from February regarding small (as opposed to all those large) literary journals published at universities. Written by Ted Genoways, it provides a look back at the history of literary journals vs. the popularity of creative… Read More »The Death of Fiction? – Mother Jones