3-for-3, Episode 1.3: Midcentury America Seen Through the Camera's Eye; Racing to the Top with All of Our Very Serious Friends; I'M ON A BOAT!
3-for-3, Episode 1.2: Getting Over the "Humanities Hump" at Harvard; T.S. Eliot DM's Virginia Woolf, 1924-Style; Touring the "Infinite Boston" of David Foster Wallace
3-for-3, Episode 1.1: Laptops in the Classroom, Natasha Trethewey, and Rage Against the Death of Metanarratives (Plus, extra-special guest Mitch Hedberg!)
The course description and booklist for the class I will be teaching in the Fall 2013 semester: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE.
Some moderately-coherent thoughts on teaching around the (false) "new media" / "old media" binary in the composition classroom.
Atossa Abrahamian of The New Inquiry is right: four years of undergraduate work (or six-plus years of postsecondary study) simply does not make for good worker bees. The same skills typically required of a successful college student — independent thinking, self-management, critical reflection, and a not-so-subtle aversion to established dogmas — are antithetical to those … Continue reading “I’m Taking My Talents to a Four-Year College”: Rejecting the LeBronification of Tomorrow’s Workforce