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Books: The Epic of Gilgamesh

 What another world this ancient text is. Found on tablets dating back 4000 years, this ancient epic takes its reader back to the dawn of recorded history and mythology. 628 more words


Dear Students: Let's Reinvent the Future

Dear Students,

After reading Ernest Morrell’s “(Re)Inventing the Future of English”, I found myself saying “yes” after each line, gradually shifting from a whisper in my head to a loud exclamation! 449 more words

The Style & Times of Alice Hoffman

By sheer accident, I wound up reading two of Alice Hoffman’s novels simultaneously: Practical Magic, from the earlier half of her canon, and The Museum of Extraordinary Things… 1,388 more words


The Concept of Canon & The Secret Book of John

Excerpt from my (as yet unpublished) novel, Adieu the Rose:


December 1920

“Your anger is that of all the wronged women since the beginning of time, Sophie.” Mother Superior fingered multi-coloured spines.

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Review: The Tenants by Bernard Malamud- Part I

Publication: Sept 27th 1971

Harry Lesser is a serious Jewish writer who refuses to leave a decaying Tenement in fear of interrupting his writing process. He is the only man living there, just him and his typewriter until he hears the faint clicks of another writer on his floor. 593 more words


Salta, Argentina, In My Words: Salta’s Indigenous Students Speak Out, by Katy Stewart

In the last days of June 2011, after a 50-hour journey from Chile (but that’s another story), I arrived in Salta, Argentina. It’s a beautiful city in Argentina’s northwest, close to the Chilean and Bolivian borders. 701 more words


Reading James Baldwin For The First Time

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So yesterday, on Twitter, I came across a blog post Ta-Nehisi Coates published back in 2012. Of course, because the Internet makes past work so easy to find, someone out there on the web who came across the article decided to criticize it. 428 more words