Monthly Archives: October 2015

Revisiting the Classics

October 30, 2015  |  Uncategorized

Taking a teaching assistantship with Todd Mitchell for a 20th Century Fiction class my first semester of graduate school has taught me more than I’ve probably been teaching myself. I spent the first few weeks as background noise rather than a main act which eventually led to me planning and leading a class period on […]

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An Evening with David Baker

October 28, 2015  |  Uncategorized

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and introducing David Baker, who read at the University Center for the Arts. The biography I gathered from Google and the book jacket of Scavenger Loop taught me that Baker is the author of fifteen books of poetry and five books of prose exploring topics such as […]

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Do not board gentle into that good night

October 16, 2015  |  Uncategorized

As my peers well know, I’ve become fond of the open-air courtyard in the English/Ethnic Studies/Philosophy building known as the Eddy building. I find it’s generally nicer to be outside, but on top of that the courtyard reminds me of a monastery I loved to visit in Bonn when I was living in Germany. In […]

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You Looking at Me?

October 8, 2015  |  Uncategorized

It’s amazing how little the short story has changed in response to the technologies that are reshaping our lives, in particular, the visual culture of an on-line life. We live in an increasingly visual culture (obviously), but our short fictions only rarely reflect this. Many novels and memoirs make use of visual images—from Maso to […]

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