Showing posts from October, 2009

New Media in the Classroom /or/ "If We Don't Teach Them to Blog, Who Will?"

English is both rest - home and nursery of the liberal arts. Whether a liberal art is fading from the gene ral education ( public speaking, applied civics , ethics and philosophy) , or nascent (visual rhetoric, podcasting, webdesign ) , there is space for it at CCCC’s, in experimental First-Year Composition classes, in writing prompts. Sometimes we justify this broad interpretation of our discipline by adding the word “literacy” to the end of the field: studying music and the spoken word becomes “aural literacy” while a study of art and design is “visual literacy.” While this practice may stretch the literal (no pun intended) interpretation of “literacy,” it becomes the link that gives us the right to dabble in the specializations rightfully belonging to experts of both ebbing and flooding disciplines. Despite our forays into oration and technology, we still base ourselv es in the discipline of writing. Cindy Selfe rightly identifies in her chapter of Writing Ne

Econ Rocks (or at least raps)

This caught my fancy. I miss economics...

Here you have it!



Typically, I have a huge Halloween party planned by now, with handmade invites aand a plan for everything from my costume to which corny horror movie to watch to what shape of gummy anatomy to serve. This year...less so. So, if I were to organize my Halloween party in, say, less than two weeks, what kind of suggestions would you have for me? My place or my parents'? Food? Costumes? How do I get invites out aside from just Facebook and email? Oh, what a conundrum.

Almost Useless Post

On the one hand, high heels make girls' legs look good. On the other hand, high heels hurt. Sigh...