All, Thank you for your patience as we shift this course over from HIST 572 to ENG 520 (or, better still, register for GDRS 500!). We love it when History students end up in our courses, and our graduate students love taking courses in your department. Hopefully, some of you will choose to join me/us thisContinue reading “English 520: Feminist Theory (Fall 2021)”
I wrote this more than a decade ago for a textbook that went through multiple, positive, at times enthusiastic reviews before the bottom fell out of the economy and the editor and publisher decided to shelf it. Originally, they’d reached out to me in pursuit of “edgier” content for their basic writing catalog, but whenContinue reading “My cousin, Casper, and Physics: A Literacy Narrative”
Today, a potential student with a BA in history reached out to see if anyone ever goes into an MA program in English with this background. I’m taking up a new role as MA/MS Director in the fall, so I’m getting my feet wet in these conversations going forward while I “shadow’ our current MA/MSContinue reading “English plus History: Synergy!”
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FOUR-WEEK NEH SUMMER INSTITUTE ON THE NEW-DEAL ERA FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT (DUE MARCH 1): With all the talk of a Green New Deal and an Academic New Deal and calls for a renewed WPA for artists, writers, actors, and musicians, there couldn’t be a better moment than this one to studyContinue reading “EIGHT MORE DAYS LEFT TO APPLY!”
WINTER STORM 2021 Already hit hard by pandemic, Black and Hispanic communities suffer the blows of an unforgiving winter storm Texans of color, disproportionately devastated by death and unemployment during the last year, tend to live in neighborhoods with older homes, more vulnerable pipes and fewer food options. That’s made it harder to withstand theContinue reading “Texas Tribune, 2/20/2021”
They’ve been incredible. From the start and now. I’m so proud to work here. The most recent email. From: VPAAEtal [email@example.com] on behalf of Academic Affairs [firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 2:28 PMTo: ‘email@example.com’Subject: [VPAAEtal] Guidelines Following Winter Storms Dear A&M-Commerce Lion family, This week’s weather events, and the power, water, and internet access issues that ensued, have addedContinue reading “My University Response to Latest Crisis”
We’re fine here. Just heartbreaking and infuriating to watch unfold. I just read a story about an 11 year old child whose mother found in the morning had passed in the night of hypothermia. In their home. Under piles of blankets. He’d just seen his first snowfall the night before. He’d been with his mother onlyContinue reading “Texas Blackouts 2021”
Sign up! Friday, February 19: Haivan Hoang and Mya Poe Writing against Racial Injury recalls the story of Asian American student rhetoric at the site of language and literacy education in post-1960s California. What emerged in the Asian American movement was a recurrent theme in U.S. history: conflicts over language and literacy difference masked wider racialContinue reading “Upcoming (Free) Virtual Events: “Racism at the Margins” (2/26-2/27)”
Thinking Catastrophe TimesAHA ColloquiumFebruary 25, 2021 2:00pm EST Chair: Helmut Puff (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)Panel: Manu Goswami (New York Univ.); Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Nancy Rose Hunt (Univ. of Florida) Catastrophes tend to elude our analytical grasp and description. This is, in part, why they merit attention. Catastrophic upheavals confound, constrain, disrupt, reorder, resound, shatter, etc. Yet the temporal conjunctions,Continue reading “AHA Virtual Conference Events”
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