literature

Origins of dragons, trolls and witches

In a new class, called Medieval Fantasy Literature, students examined the origins of dragons, witches and other fantastical creatures by reading a series of ancient works.

Literary scholar Herbert Lindenberger dies at 89

Herbert S. Lindenberger, a professor emeritus who founded Stanford’s Department of Comparative Literature and inspired generations of students and scholars, died on Oct. 1.

New Stanford project gets inside Voltaire’s mind

Stanford undergraduate Lena Zlock is developing a first-ever digital humanities study of Voltaire’s personal library, which contains over 6,700 books. She aims to make the library’s contents easily accessible and searchable online.