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"David Fleming has been on the faculty of UMass Amherst since 2006 and was director of the University Writing Program from 2007-2011. He holds the Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University (1996), the M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989), and the A.B. in English from Davidson College (1983). Fleming's research spans the field of composition-rhetoric; he has published essays on the history of rhetoric, argumentation theory and practice, writing in the disciplines and professions, and the history and pedagogy of first year composition. His book City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America was published by SUNY Press in 2008; another book, From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2011. He is currently at work on a third book, about the past, present, and future of the bachelor's degree in U.S. higher education, tentatively titled American Baccalaureate."
people  academic  english  rhetoric  writing  composition  urban  faculty 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"The pattern applies to the cultural materials on the syllabus. If teachers want students to discern the implicit meanings in commercial images, they should have students study images of more complexity and subtlety. A few days with images taken from great photography and film will equip them to “read” music videos much more effectively than will a few days with those videos themselves. Poetry by Alexander Pope and Edna St. Vincent Millay will do more for students’ verbal cognizance than will political advertisements and Twitter tweets.

This is the immediate virtue of anti-relevance. If teachers want to raise critical thinking about contemporary mass culture, they should expose students to past high culture."
education  pedagogy  culture  english  critical-thinking 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Victorian Literature, Statistically Analyzed With New Process -
Victorians were enamored of the new science of statistics, so it seems fitting that these pioneering data hounds are now the subject of an unusual experiment in statistical analysis. The titles of every British book published in English in and around the 19th century — 1,681,161, to be exact — are being electronically scoured for key words and phrases that might offer fresh insight into the minds of the Victorians.
data  literature  criticism  statistics  analysis  19c  english 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Reassigned Time 2.0
Dr. Crazy is the pseudonym of an associate professor of English at a regional university in the Midwest. She teaches 4 courses a semester and has a lot to say about topics from the sublime to the ridiculous...
weblog-individual  academia  academic  english 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Text Patterns
About - Commentary on technologies of reading, writing, research, and, well, knowledge. As these technologies change and develop, what do we lose, what do we gain, what is (fundamentally or trivially) altered? And, not least, what's fun?
Alan Jacobs is a professor of English at Wheaton College
weblog-individual  reading  writing  literature  english  technology 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Contested Will by James Shapiro reviewed by Charles Nicholl - TLS
The authorship controversy is a sorry story, with its core of undiluted snobbery, its self-generating conspiracy theories, its manipulated evidence, its reductive view of plays and poems as fiendishly difficult crossword puzzles. The call for an “open debate” which echoes through Oxfordian websites is probably pointless; there is no common ground of terminology between “Stratfordians” (as they are reluctantly forced to describe themselves) and anti-Stratfordians. As the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Gail Kern Paster, recently put it, “To ask me about the authorship question . . . is like asking a paleontologist to debate a creationist’s account of the fossil record”. With this inquisitive and open-minded account of the controversy, James Shapiro has done a service to both camps, and indeed to that mysteriously talented glover’s son from the Midlands who is at the heart of it all.
book  review  literature  shakespeare  history  biography  english  poetry  writing  authorship 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Brian Croxall
I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Clemson University. My research is in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, technology (especially media), and psychological trauma.
weblog-individual  english  rhetoric  technology  information  communication  trauma  psychology  technology-effects 
january 2010 by tsuomela
IN RECENT YEARS, THE BRITISH sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) has not had the liveliest of constituencies in the United States. But at the recent opening of her retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, there was a very large attendance.
art  modern  modern-art  sculpture  review  exhibition  Yale  english  1995  about(BarbaraHepworth) 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Fun With Words > The Wordplay Web Site is dedicated to amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language: wordplay.
language  english  fun  games  words 
december 2008 by tsuomela
eNotes is an educational resource used by millions of teachers and students. We have thousands of literature study guides, lesson plans, literary criticism, and a vibrant community
english  literature  education  resources  notes  study-guide 
december 2008 by tsuomela
A Reading List for English Majors
The following list is an attempt to reconstruct the English comprehensive reading list used at one eastern liberal arts college (Dartmouth) between the 1940s and the mid-1960s, the purpose of which was to guide reading for senior comprehensive examination
lists  english  literature  canon  history 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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