This semester, I am teaching the Lillian E. Smith Studies course for the first time. It is part of the LES Scholars’ program, and it is a course that focuses on Lillian Smith and social justice. The course looks historically at Smith and her work, but it also looks at the ways that her work and legacy resonate today. As such, I included works by Ibram X. Kendi and Jennine Capó Crucet to show how we still have work to do.Continue reading
This semester, I am teaching a literature and composition course. It has been a few years since I have taught a course like this, and this semester, I am approaching it a little bit differently. I have taught graphic nrratives in my courses before, but I have not used them exclusively. After hearing from a colleague who has done something similar, I thought I would do it this semester. So, I am framing the course around graphic memoirs, specifically ones that explore themes of memory and identity. Below, you will find the syllabus for the course. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.Continue reading
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I have been blogging at Interminable Rambling for four and a half years. Over that time, I have written 432 posts specifically for this site. Today, I want to take a look at the past year and highlight some of my favorite posts from this past year, an eventful year in so many ways. Before looking at those posts, though, I want to highlight the top five posts, by views, for the past year as of December 8, 2019.
- “Robert Hayden’s ‘A Letter from Phillis Wheatley, London 1773′”–1,906
- “Phillis Wheatley’s ‘To Maecenas’ and Subversion”–1,764
- “‘Theresa, A Haytien Tale’ and the Tropical Sublime”–1,370
- “Judges 19 and Arnold Friend’s Enigmatic Code”–1,346
- “Harriett Jacobs and the Cult of True Womanhood”–1,168