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In the past 24 hours, I’ve read (in between teaching, Date Night, and assorted appointments) Gayatri Chakravorty Spviak’s “Can the Subaltern Speak?“, Melanie Yergeau’s “Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind” and Barbara Johnson’s translator’s introduction to … Continue reading
Our first-year writing program requires me to teach four basic genres of writing commonly encountered in college classrooms. But it has almost no requirements in addition to these, which gives me a lot of flexibility in how I teach … Continue reading
I find it ironic that every measure I have taken this semester to get out of doing work has resulted in better writing from my students. Daily writing journals I never read = better writing. Homework I grade solely on … Continue reading