Tag: inspiration

Why You Should Raise Your Hand

An important question has stuck with me throughout Anne Greene’s “Distinguished Writers/New Voices” course: What do you actually say to writers you admire when they come to speak? Anne Greene requires her students to attend the Russell House lecture series…

Academic Writing as Storytelling

For literary historian Hayden White, the writing of history is very much akin to storytelling. Debunking conventional, and especially empiricist, views of the practice of historical writing as a “scientific” enterprise in discovering and unearthing facts of the past, White…