June 30, 2018

Against the Single Effect

By Aatif Rashid

A common theory widely taught in creative writing classes is Edgar Allen Poe’s idea of the single effect, which argues that short stories should build towards producing one pre-conceived emotional […]

September 13, 2013

Taxonomy, Interrupted

By Pablo Tanguay

One pleasure of my job is I get to interview English department faculty. The interviews serve a number of purposes, but two, one historical, one ephemeral, are paramount: to create […]