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Young the Giant - Cough Syrup

This is overall just a beautifully flowing song. The verse starts off with a nice, unusual chord progression, followed by a two part chorus, the build-up of which is complimented perfectly by the vocal melody.  28 more words


New Fall Syllabus #2: INFINITE JEST!

And here’s the Infinite Jest syllabus. This one turned out to be a surprisingly difficult puzzle to put together, just because I felt strongly that the book absolutely had to be finished by the class period… 956 more words

Look At What I Found On The Internet

Tours & Scavenger Hunts in Quest I

I took this picture on a student’s smartphone during class.  I use it here to illustrate my point in today’s post: it is a good thing to get Quest I students out of the classroom during class. 558 more words

Quest I

What makes an engaging teacher?

What makes an engaging teacher? By thinking about some of the teachers and lecturers I have had, and what I consider to be their strengths and weaknesses, I might be able to clarify for myself what I could do from a practical point of view to improve my own teaching. 826 more words


Back in the Romanticism Saddle Again


I took a break from teaching the Big Six for a number of reasons–mostly because it was all beginning to feel a bit rote (if it’s October it must be Blake).  962 more words

Novel Bodies: Writing In Public