A Postcard from the Volcano by Wallace Stevens Children picking up our bones . . .
During the first six weeks of the semester, each of my Introduction to Criticism students composed three “close readings” of three poems of their choice. Most poems (per
After several weeks of reading Cleanth Brooks’s essays, my Intro to Criticism students turned to The Barbara Johnson Reader (2014) and the theory / practice of deconstruction.
My students and I nearly read the entirety of Cleanth Brooks’s The Well Wrought Urn (1947) over the last four weeks. We skipped the chapters on Milton, Pope, and
This fall, I’m leading a graduate seminar related in part to my first book project (still a work in progress), Learn | Read | Love: The Sensuous Pedagogies
Is it possible to love a novel for all the wrong reasons? Yesterday, I finished A.S. Byatt’s Possession (1990) for the first time—”a romance” (the front cover tells