While Mc Gurl steered clear of either celebrating or condemning the creative writing program — seeking “historical interpretation,” not valuation, he emphasized — his reviewers did not.
Junot Díaz, a Cornell alum, argued that the creative writing workshop secured the whiteness of American literature.
And the attacks keep coming, not that they have slowed applications.
A regular series of writers-in-residence, visiting speakers, readings and on-campus conferences, as well as opportunities to work on a variety of campus publications supplement courses and support a vibrant creative community.
IN 1930, Sinclair Lewis sailed to Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature.