In Byatt’s fiction, northern locations become emblems of the climate crisis and of how human actions have detrimental effects on the whole planet.
A survey about college writing instructors’ fears and anxieties about AI demonstrates that student cheating isn’t their only concern. And in fact, many have embraced it as a teaching tool.
Men in the 1700s penned vehement letters about the way women dressed, slut-shaming them as “cork-rumped devils”.
What makes a great writer? A key element is the right teacher. Belinda Castles reflects on her own guides, as do authors such as Margaret Drabble, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Paul Theroux in a new book.
African immigrant writers possess particularly acute insights into the way race and racism affect daily life in the US.
Scholars differ over whether having students use AI in their assignments will help or hurt their careers after graduation.
Researchers had college students and AI take a standardized test in creative thinking, and all of them were scored by trained evaluators who didn’t know in advance that some had been completed by AI.
Handwriting is a learned skill that must be taught through direct, developmentally progressive, consistent and sustained instruction. Teachers will need professional development and resources.
Visual artists draw from visual references, not words, as they imagine their work. So when language is in the driver’s seat of making art, it erects a barrier between the artist and the canvas.
‘Literary couples are a plague,’ wrote Elsa Morante, married to Alberto Moravia. They’re one of the couples in this lively exploration of what happens when two writers share loves and lives.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was always willing to experiment with his prose, pacing and narration, crafting an oeuvre that varied wildly in style and structure.
The late American writer was drawn towards death and apocalypse, tet to read his work is also to be exhilarated and enlightened.
Social media use has adversely affected students’ English language learning in Ghanaian schools.
The writers strike lays bare all the ills of working on one of the lowest rungs of the entertainment industry.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people now need to pause and wonder whether it actually hatched from an egg.
AI is poised to reshape parts of US culture and society. Have tech developments raced ahead of our ability to understand the consequences?
We ought to want student essays to reflect understanding, judgment and caring, something beyond ChatGPT.
Author Anthony Horowitz felt “hurt” when advised by a sensitivity reader on his representation of a Native American character.
ChatGPT threatens to change writing as we know it. But the Mesopotamians, who lived 4,000 years ago in modern-day Iraq, went through this kind of seismic change before us, when they invented writing.
People who have used AI to help with writing report a loss of pride and ownership in what they produce.