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Click to view content  Today's guest blogger is Daniel Lambert, an educator, writer, editor, proofreader, and photographer. He teaches English courses at California State University, Los Angeles and East Los Angeles College as well as an online Literature course for Colorado Technical University. He was nominated for the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award in 2017… (Show more)
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Click to view content  This week's featured guest blogger is Joseph Couch Professor at Montgomery College.   Poetic language is often the most evocative of all the literary genres. With just a few words, deep emotions and entire landscapes can come alive on the page. For students with limited experience reading and analyzing poetry, though, the challenge can be… (Show more)
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This week's guest blogger is Krysten Anderson, Assistant Professor of English at Roane State Community College   For many students, studying literature isn’t a priority in college. Depending on their degree path, some students will never have to take a survey course, while others might encounter literature only in Composition classes.  Knowing… (Show more)
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Click to view contentToday's featured guest blogger is Lisa DuRose Professor at Inver Hills Community College    On the first day of my Introduction to Literature course, as soon as we’ve finished our introductions and reviewed course policies, I distribute the first assignment, a poetry analysis. Although we’re still just getting to know one another, students are… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThis week's guest blogger is Pamela Arlov Associate Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University.   Metrophobia sounds like it should be the fear of cities, but it is in fact the fear of poetry, and many of my first-year literature and composition students have it. It’s my job to effect a cure.      I have no illusion that this class of… (Show more)
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Click to view content  Today's featured guest blogger is Shane Bradley, Administrative Dean, Writing Program Director, and Assistant Professor of English at Erskine College.   My wife bought a wooden sculpture at a thrift store. Unusual, gaudy, frighteningly top-heavy, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. More precise adjectives than the three in the previous sentence I… (Show more)
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Click to view content  This week's featured guest blogger is Joseph Couch, Professor at Montgomery College.   “I think she’s a gold digger,” quite a few of my students once said during a discussion of Nora Torvald in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House. When I asked how the students made this interpretation, they unanimously responded that Nora asks for money for Christmas.… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThis week's guest blogger is Pamela Arlov, Associate Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University.   When students are first asked to write about literature, they often feel like strangers in a strange land. They are expected to analyze a work, incorporate quotations with in-text citations, and finish with a Works Cited list. It’s a… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThis week's featured guest blogger is Joseph Couch, Professor at Montgomery College.   “It’s only a movie.” I will never forget that response from a student during a class discussion. While watching a film can be the most passive engagement with a literary text, I realized during that class why helping students become more active in the process… (Show more)
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