Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016

It’s been a busy end of the semester:  wrapping up classes, the inauguration of a new president at Widener, several days of faculty development workshops (including a discussion of reimagining promotion and tenure featuring NAC&U colleague David Saloman, from the Sage Colleges). I’m particularly proud of the students in ENGL 301: Methods of Literary Study—they… Read More Where I’ll Be, Online and Off: Summer 2016

Where To Find Me, Fall 2015 Edition

One of the things I’m very excited about at the moment is the work proceeding on “Options for Teaching Modernist Writers in English,” a volume in development for the Modern Language Association Options for Teaching series.  Already receiving great ideas:  visit the blog for resources, updates, and conversation. I’ll also be at the Modernist Studies Association conference… Read More Where To Find Me, Fall 2015 Edition

Why Literary Criticism Matters: An Excerpt from the NUCL Keynote

I was delighted to be invited to give the keynote at this year’s Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature at the beautiful University of Portland.  You can read about the conference here, on their English Department blog, and here’s an excerpt from the remarks. Scenes from a Life Loving Books; Or, Everything I Think I Know… Read More Why Literary Criticism Matters: An Excerpt from the NUCL Keynote