Affiliated Programs

Partnered with the Creative Writing Program, the English Department has strong links to various scholarly organizations at Stanford, including the Literary Lab and the Center for the Study of the Novel. Our scholars are involved in active public discussion of literary and cultural topics. The department's new book club, "Another Look," brings our love of literature to a broader audience. Check out our family of affiliates below.


Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program offering post-doctoral fellowships for the purpose of enhancing research, teaching, and  community engagement.

Another Look Book Club

"Another Look" is a seasonal book club sponsored by the English Department and the Creative Writing Program. The club tends to select short, neglected novels. Faculty-led public discussion events allow readers to get an insider's look at the best books they've never read.

Arcade Blog

Arcade is a digital salon for readers and writers interested in literature, the humanities, and the world. We aim to publish a broad range of the most exciting research in the humanities, from the accessible to the esoteric, across languages, historical periods, and generations.

Book Haven Blog

Book Haven is a "blog for the written word" authored by Cynthia Haven. Cynthia Haven is freelance journalist of literary arts and culture who has written for the Stanford Report and numerous other news publications. Her blog is covers literary events and news across campus and around the globe.

Cellar Door Blog

The Cellar Door blog gives undergraduates a glimpse of what's going on in the English department and the everyday pleasures of the literature-loving lifestyle. From fellowship overviews to fiction contests, Cellar Door is here to help students get the most out of their our undergraduate experience.

Center for the Study of the Novel

Why and how did the novel become such a dominant genre? How is the novel changing today, and how does it continue to address fundamental human experiences? The Center for the Study of the Novel tackles such questions through various programs.

Creative Writing Program

Stanford’s Creative Writing Program cultivates the power of individual expression within a vibrant community of writers. Many English majors pursue creative writing, participating in workshops or independent tutorials with Stegner Fellows, Stanford’s writers-in-residence.

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking (HCWS) works with all Stanford students to help them develop rich and varied abilities in every aspect of writing and oral communication by providing free tutoring,  holding campus events, and offiering other resources.

Stanford Literary Lab

The Stanford Literary Lab discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. Research takes the form of a group “experiment,” often extending over a year or two. All research is collaborative, even when the outcome ends up having a single author.