May 31, 2018

Should Fiction Writers Study Literary Theory?

By Aatif Rashid

In her 2010 review of Mark McGurl’s The Program Era, Elif Batuman makes the following observation: a schism has opened up between literary scholarship and creative writing: disciplines which differ in […]

April 6, 2018

In Defense of “Show Don’t Tell”

By Aatif Rashid

Part One of Mark McGurl’s The Program Era (2009), the now-classic history of the influence of writing programs on twentieth-century American literature, uses as its title two of the hallmark […]