Info and handouts from my presentation ("'Literature as Equipment for Living': Teaching the Texts of the 2010s") at this past weekend's ALA conference.
When Identification Fails: George C. Wolfe and Kenneth Burke
I wrote this. It won an award. Ergo, you should read it.
David Foster Wallace on TV, Literature, and Avant-Garde Fiction
Given my work with avant-garde poetry, I'm especially interested in the last 30 seconds or so of this clip, but DFW's remarks on the TV-literature relationship are also fun to think about.
3-for-3: Joyce Carol Oates is Not Messing Around
3-for-3, Episode 2.4: Why Do Teachers Quit?; E-mails From the "Atlas Shrugged Guy"; Joyce Carol Oates vs. Robert Frost
Kenneth Burke, Louis Zukofsky, and the Comic Framing of “A”-23
If Kenneth Burke was such good friends with William Carlos Williams, and if WCW thought so highly of his poetic protege Louis Zukofsky, then why did Burke consider some of Zukofsky's lines "absolutely hideous"?
Two Thoughts on My First Academic Publication
After having my first review published, some brief thoughts on the collaborative writing process, shifting notions of "audience" for young academics, and the production of "meticulous, responsible" scholarship.