Our largest organ—our skin—is crawling with bacteria, as well as fungi, viruses, and even tiny mites. For the most part, this is a good thing: Benign skin-dwelling microorganisms outcompete potentially harmful ones for food (read: oil from our pores and dead skin cells), some of them also produce chemicals that can kill harmful bacteria. 425 more words
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LTWL 116: Adolescent Literature
Coming of Age
“Coming of age” marks the culmination of adolescence and the threshold of adulthood. It has been a recurring theme in the modern novel, beginning with the Bildungsroman (development or education novel) of the nineteenth century. 209 more words
The syllabus for the winter 2017 class – LTWL 120: Popular Literature (Fantasy After Tolkien) – has now been published.