A Stanford drop-out achieved widespread renown not in the startup scene or through sports championships but in bookstores and libraries across America. John Steinbeck, who died in 1968, attended the University on and off for six years beginning in 1919, before leaving without a degree.
The seeming death of my passion for literature led to shame, anger, sadness, even a loss of self. The narrative I had told myself, of a potential PhD, of spending a life engaged with art’s infinite variety, of pushing my mind as far as it could go, disappeared. Literature had died for me. But who had killed it?
Whatever your relationship to literature, I hope we can at least agree on this: the coming-of-age story draws much of its appeal for how relatable its protagonists are to a young audience. It can reach the point where you come along for their journeys of self-discovery and survival.
The Daily spoke with Greene about the role of the humanities and SHC at Stanford, as well as his own goals as SHC director.
The Stanford Daily sat down with two members of Stanford staff — Taneum Bambrick and Dr. Usha Iyer — to debate the value of literature in the modern world and the human experience at large. Taneum Bambrick is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry and is the author of both the poetry collection “VANTAGE” and…
A years-long research project works to recognize the contributions of 12,000 Chinese railroad workers who helped build the First Transcontinental Railroad. Leland Stanford was President of the Central Pacific line.
This is the final installment in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: The following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. Gerald Neesh stood in his living room staring through the gap between the curtains at the young woman who had crashed into the back of…
We are doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences, and we are writing to express our unwavering support for the continued, renewable funding of Stanford University Press and the establishment of a major endowment such as that of Harvard and Princeton University Presses. We strongly believe that SUP should be a necessary item in Stanford’s budget, just as our Ivy League peer institutions have done with their own academic presses.