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A review of Ishmael Reed's Christmas satire, The Terrible Twos

Christmas approaches, so let me recommend a Christmas novel for you: Ishmael Reed’s The Terrible Twos (1982). I read it back in unChristmasy August and dipped into it a bit again today, looking for a passage or two to share. 1,124 more words

Books

On Intercultural Learning (Karin Risager)

“Do we emphasize knowledge, whether in the form of facts or deeper insight? Do we favor attitudes and emotions in the cultural encounter? Do we focus on intercultural understanding via the reading of texts? 1,151 more words

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God Without Religion.

How absurd would that be?  To have a conception of a deity, but no known tenets that are codified?  I’m beginning to wonder if that is the case in my life. 877 more words

Philosophical Musings

Notes on Clark Kerr's "The 'City of Intellect' in a Century for Foxes?", in The Uses of the University 5th Edition

I am in my seventh and absolutely, definitely last year of a doctoral program and so have many questions about the future of higher education and whether or not I will be a part of it. 1,831 more words

Academia

Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Self

Let’s start off with the basics- what even are modernism and postmodernism?

Britannica.com provides a definition for modernism below:

“Modernism, in the arts, a radical break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression.

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Jangly George Saunders | A review of Tenth of December

“For me, the litmus test is always language,” George Saunders told Charlie Rose in a recent interview. “If the sentences are kind of jangly and interesting, then I know how to proceed.” 2,094 more words

Books

Why we have to set out

This post gets published in two language versions. This is the English version. For the German version please click >here<.

Dieser Blogpost erscheint zweisprachig. Dies ist die englische Fassung. 980 more words

Essays