Topic: English

Screen vs book

Screens Vs. Books: The Book Always Wins, Professor Says

Is book culture old-fashioned in a society that’s overrun by screens?

Catherine Freshley with painting

Impression Catherine Freshley

As a painter, Catherine Freshley (SLA ’09) puts the familiar into focus.


Two Books, Two Cities

It’s a banner year for Tulane English professors — Zachary Lazar and Jesmyn Ward. Their novels have been selected as the 2019 books to read citywide in New Orleans and Philadelphia, respectively. Vengeance by Lazar is the “One Book, One New Orleans” selection. In addition to distributing free copies of the book to people who can’t afford to buy them, the program will present a series of events to encourage people to read and engage with the book, which is a tale of crime and imprisonment, where fact and fiction are hard to tell apart.


Jesmyn Ward, Creative Writing Professor

“They come to me because they have been lost to history.”

Jesmyn Ward, creative writing professor, in The New York Times, talking about her characters in her award-winning novels — like Esch in Salvage the Bones (2011) and Jojo in Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017).