American Literary Studies
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 07:46.
The Orphan Master's Son—English professor Adam Johnson's recently published novel—is set in North Korea and follows the career and misadventures of a character named Jun Do. There's a nice piece in the Stanford Report in which Johnson discusses the novel and the enigmatic nation in which its action takes place.
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:20.
Congratulations to Stanford alumnus Juan Felipe Herrera, California's new Poet Laureate. Herrera has a Master of Arts in Social Anthropology from Stanford and his papers are held in Special Collections.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 09:04.
From the Stanford Humanities Center website:
Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:31.
It was on this day in 1958 that G.P. Putnam's Sons published in the United States Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Controversial at the time, Lolita is now considered a classic: the Modern Library ranks it as the fourth greatest novel of the 20th century. One-time Stanford Russian literature instructor Nabokov had great success with the publication; according to the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the novel sold "one hundred thousand copies in three weeks. It soon reached the top of the best-seller list and remained there for seven weeks." You can read here an article from Stanford Magazine that looks at the connections between Nabokov's experience at Stanford and his writing Lolita.