"Preserving Our History, Sharing Our Struggles: The Call for a Collective Graduate Student Memory" by Mark Collins"We should be more obvious in our intent to remember this shared history, to piece together our fragments of memory into a tapestry of institutional change, and to transmit it to new students entering our insular academic world and its long past."
"On the 'Conivalesque': The Convention as Spectacle and Refuge" by Laurel Foote-Hudson"[O]ne can see the 'reversal of the world' in these paradoxically private and yet 'public' spaces where some lowly geeks have found themselves crowned kings."
"That’s What We Read #1: Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea" by Sam Bednarchik, Bridget Donnelly, and Anneke Schwob"As we review the novel we discuss what is—and isn’t—dystopic fiction, issues of resistance and revolution, and the hazards of writing a picaresque—essentially road trip—narrative."
"House of Cards, Season 2: A Review" by Ben Mangrum"[R]ather than being the tragic villain, whose Macbeth-like thirst for power leads to his own demise, Frank instead suggests that American political ascendancy is built upon the ashes of the sacrificed and defeated. He is the god of tragedy, not its afflicted subject."
"Fraud Alert: Recognizing Success, Moving Past 'Failure'” by Jennifer Larson"[W]e may teach large groups of students, but how often do we gather in large groups to talk about our classroom successes or how we overcame our latest writing challenges? At best, only close friends and colleagues celebrate these very important accomplishments with us; at worst, we celebrate them alone."
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