Professor Sean Scanlan
Mon 11-12; Tues 2:30-3:30
Office: Namm 520
- CirclingFor me, a project is an opportunity to interrogate a subject. When I really start writing, I get into a mode of circling. Before I can settle in any one position, my mind is already negotiating alternate positions. Each poem, image, or essay allows me to be in relation to a subject in a particular […]
- Discover Your CharactersI have writer friends who spend a great deal of time outlining and detailing the biographies of their major characters. Through this process, I am told, they discover the motivations underlying actions taken by these players as they move across the stage of the novel. This may very well be a powerful and productive way […]
- Hardworking ProseWhatever the genre, I look for someone who is precise and economical in their style and hard-working in their prose. By that I mean they take the time to choose words that surprise me; they use metaphors that I’ve never heard before; and they avoid clichés like “The mortars slammed into the hillside.” I don’t […]
- Alison Roman’s Passover MenuCelebrating the holiday, whether it’s alone, virtually or with those in your home, feels more essential than ever. These adaptable recipes can help.
- How to Make Bread at Any Skill LevelWhether you’ve been baking sourdough for years and want to hone your skills, or you’re just trying to find your footing, we have recipes for you.
- This Shakshuka Is Great With Just About Any CheeseOut of feta? You can top this saucy, eggy North African dish with mozzarella, Gouda, even Monterey Jack.
- Alison Roman’s Passover Menu