Monthly Archives: April 2016

Introducing Allen Iverson

I recently watched Zatella Beatty’s documentary Iverson, available on Netflix streaming. When he was playing in the NBA, I never really knew much about Allen Iverson, except that he was something of a “bad boy” of basketball. After watching the … Continue reading

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Teaching Angels in America

One of my favorite texts to teach is Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, which comes at the end of my 20th c. American Literature course. I use the text to introduce postmodernism as the last major literary style/genre we study, … Continue reading

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Apres Hamilton, Le Backlash

When a cultural artifact becomes a certified phenomenon, as Hamilton has, the backlash is inevitable. Invariably, someone will shout “I don’t like thing! For reasons!” into the Internet ether, and will gain clicks or infamy for their bold stance against … Continue reading

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Fast Take: Undergraduate Conference

This past week I was so happy to be able to attend and moderate a panel for the 28th Annual Indiana University Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference at Indiana University Southeast, where I teach. I spent the better part … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading

As I’m writing this post, I am happily into the second day of Spring Break for my campus. (By the time you read this, I will be back to work shaping young minds.) ┬áThis small respite, desperately needed, has got … Continue reading

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