Professor Sean Scanlan
Mon 11-12; Tues 2:30-3:30
Office: Namm 520
- To Understand Is to TrembleI distrust summaries, any kind of gliding through time, any too great a claim that one is in control of what one recounts; I think someone who claims to understand but is obviously calk, someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. […]
- A Novel Takes Over a Writer's LifeI just write what I want to write. Quiet is very beautiful to me, the medium of everything that matters. I'm grateful for the patience of my readers, certainly. But the fact is that a novel takes over a writer's life for literal years. What I write, day by day and word by word, is […]
- There's No Use Revising Something BadI tell these students there’s no use in revising something that’s bad. I believe that, for short stories. It’s brief, very brief, from four to twelve pages, getting something done. I don’t believe in rewriting this one goddamned story. If the first draft is no goddamned good, it’s no good. It’s stupid to revise it, […]
- To Understand Is to Tremble
- A Favorite Summer Pasta Gets a New IngredientBright, briny bottarga, a Mediterranean delicacy, tops this take on zucchini pasta.
- Yewande Komolafe’s 10 Essential Nigerian RecipesThe recipe writer, who grew up in Lagos and found herself searching for Nigerian flavors in New York, chooses the dishes that define the cuisine for her.
- A Festival to Celebrate Halal FoodsThe free festival, taking place on Long Island, features about 50 vendors as well as cooking demonstrations.
- A Favorite Summer Pasta Gets a New Ingredient