Professor Sean Scanlan
Mon 11-12; Tues 2:30-3:30
Office: Namm 520
- Creative Work Needs SolitudeIt is a silver morning like any other. I am at my desk. Then the phone rings, or someone raps at the door. I am deep in the machinery of my wits. Reluctantly I rise, I answer the phone or I open the door. And the thought which I had in hand, or almost in […]
- The Body of Your WorkSo to the wretched writer I should like to say that there’s one body only whose request for your caresses is not vulgar, is not unchaste, untoward, or impolite: the body of your work itself; for you must remember that your attentions will not merely celebrate a beauty but create one; that yours is love […]
- KaizenThe Japanese term kaizen translates literally to improvement, but it’s a term that has come to mean gradual, continuous improvement of a piece of collaborative work. It’s most commonly associated with manufacturing operations, but I think it has general application to almost everything, including writing. In companies that implement kaizen, workers look continuously for small improvements that can […]
- Creative Work Needs Solitude
- Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech HelpersBeing “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.
- Why the Filet-O-Fish Is My Gold Standard for Fast FoodThe sandwich was an attempt to market McDonald’s to as many people as possible. Growing up Chinese-Canadian, I felt as if it were made just for me.
- The T List: Five Things We Recommend This WeekYayoi Kusama at the New York Botanical Garden, ethically sourced housewares from Mali — and more.
- Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers