Welcome to 2018! Back in August 2015, I started Interminable Rambling as a space for me to flesh out thoughts I had concerning texts I was reading, pedagogy, and culture. Since that first post, I have published 236 posts for this site on a myriad of topics such as Mary Rowlandson and Sarah Kemble Knight to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and court cases such as Tinker v. Des Moines. The idea for an ongoing blog originated when I worked at the Ernest J. Gaines Center. There, I maintained the center’s blog posting twice a week for a little over a year.
Back in August 2015, I started Interminable Rambling as a space for me to write about, and reflect upon, topics I was teaching, my pedagogical practices, my research, and my thoughts about popular culture. Since that first post in 2015, I have published 235 posts (two a week) for the past two and a half years. The experience of maintaining this blog has helped me grow as a writer, and it has also provided me with the opportunity to connect with individuals across the nation and the world. It has led me guest posts at Ben Railton’s American Studies site and Pedagogy and American Literary Studies, and it has led me to becoming a regular contributor at Black Perspectives and Teaching United States History.
After my recent post on Edgar Allan Poe’s “Hop Frog,” I did a little digging online and found two comic adaptations from Nightmare # 11 (1954) and Creepy # 11 (1966). “Hop-Frog” also appeared as a sub-plot in the 1964 adaptation of Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”; however, I will not be examining that issue at this time. Today, I want to take a moment to look at these adaptations and discuss how to possibly incorporate them into a class discussion of Poe’s tale of revenge. Note here is a link to the full text of “Hop Frog.”