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.
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
[The following is a slightly modified letter I sent to one of my classes this semester at USD. The names of students have been removed and
As I continue to avoid my Slow Reading of Difference and Repetition, I became curious to dabble in a “new realist” text for the first
Forgive the lengthy quotations below. It will take a while to build up to Roland Barthes’s studium and punctum. (I explain my recent interest in allure here.) In
In just a couple of weeks, I start teaching a summer course in Contemporary Lit at URI’s Kingston campus. I had a hard time deciding on a course theme