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Who is a good person?

When I saw this cheesy meme appear on my Facebook news feed the other day, it got me thinking about the nature of this ‘goodness of people’. 752 more words


A Forgetting

“Why do you think you are missing something you never had?”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club (1989)

I can’t quite pin this feeling down, but I know it’s been around for awhile—the lingering shadow of a leaf withering to the ground, in mid flight, on the draft of a wet Thursday monsoon. 157 more words

Creative Writing

Hastings and Manning: Acts of Alterity

Hastings, A and Manning, P. (2004). Introduction: Acts of Alterity. Language & Communication 24:291-311

We have to fight against this absoluteness that identity has and think of it as relational, especially in linguistic anthropology. 246 more words

Performance Studies

Ganesha's Trunk as a Misplaced Phallus

Psychoanalysis immunes itself with the impregnable wall of symbolic, despite creating a level playing field of having multiple symbolic connotations. In a nutshell, one cannot afford to discount the plethora of analysis. 177 more words


Inoue & Poe, Race and Writing Assessment

Poe, Mya, and Asao Inoue. “Introduction.” Race and Writing Assessment. NY: Peter Lang, 2012. 1-14. (14 pages)

Inoue and Poe’s book considers the ways in which issues of race and racial identity manifest in classroom and large-scale writing assessments. 486 more words


Ball, "Expanding the Dialogue on Culture as a Critical Component when Assessing Writing"

Ball, Arnetha, “Expanding the Dialogue on Culture as a Critical Component when Assessing Writing” (33 pages) AW

Ball confronts, like others, the ways that writing assessment designs have excluded the voices of teachers, but specifically for Ball, she is centrally concerned with the too often exclusion of voices of teachers from diverse backgrounds about how best to educate children of color. 645 more words