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Sotsuron in English ~ challenges and possibilities

Presenting in a forum with Joe Tomei, Ken Ikeda, and John Herbert at PanSIG13 on Sunday, 19 May. We’ll be discussing the pleasures and puzzles of advising students enrolled in senior seminars who write their graduation theses in English. For … Continue reading

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Writing Across the Curriculum

The end of the term provokes reflection. What have I done well with my classes? Where did I go wrong? In what ways do I need to change my approach to the teaching of writing, design of assignments, construction of … Continue reading

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Seminar Presentations

My American Studies seminar students finished their graduation thesis presentations yesterday. I am very proud of what they achieved. Their topics included Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, … Continue reading

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musings on language

Reading Jerome McGann on Clark Coolidge : wandering Copenhagen, journeying to Manchester via Frankfurt… The twinned experiences of reading and thinking about poetry and poetics within the multilingual flow of heard languages in travel has got me thinking about language, … Continue reading

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critical moments in academic writing

Pennycooks’ “Critical moments in a TESOL praxicum” is fascinating on several levels: 1. It takes one episode in the life of a teacher trainer, and seeks within the whole of that experience, including the train journey from Sydney to an … Continue reading

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