Is morality to be found in abstracted and universalizable concepts and theories, or in the subjective, situatedness of characters rooted in their earthly contexts? What can literature tell us about our moral universe?
Literary criticism often encourages us to separate the art from the artist, but the Nobel Committee's recognition of Peter Handke makes the issue bigger than what's on the page.
The backlash over American Dirt raises important questions about our ability to inhabit the space of the Other.
How should we approach the literature of racial justice, and how far can it take us?
Fictional representations of organ transplant scenarios offer valuable insights into the real-world practice.
Will the success of Black Pather herald a new age of Afrofuturism in media?
Is it dangerous or productive to filter the Trump administration through the lens of classical studies?
In memoir writing, where's the line between tell-all and telling too much?
How should we balance the social and educational benefits of controversial literature with the danger it might pose for impressionable young minds?