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On Sleep, Shit and Style

Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
Fled is that music, do I wake or sleep?

– John Keats, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, 1819…

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Wordsworth and the worth of words

“It is the nature of man’s mind to delight in the spacious liberty of generalities, rather than in the enclosures of particularities…”

– Francis Bacon, 

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Close Reading 4 of 12 (Environment as a Character in Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation) + National Indie Excellence Award 2015!

Well, the three deals I was working on at work finally closed this week, and my second module of my MFA wrapped up on Sunday, so I finally feel like I can breathe again. 1,596 more words


Repairs are pending


When the book A Small Place came out, it got the reputation of being an anti-travel narrative (Muisol) probably because of the direct negative descriptions of tourists coming to Antigua, and the reader being spoken to as one of these tourists. 

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Distant or Close Reading in the Digital Humanities

To stay up to date I will talk today about our different perception and process of reading. My intention is especially to explain you special concept of reading. 1,017 more words

Digital Humanities

Think Tac Toe Reading Response

The Common Core Standards identify reading competency for students and teachers (based on the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) as someone “capable of proficient, close, and critical reading that reflects, wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with a range of high quality, complex informational and literary texts.” Students and teachers must demonstrate “command of evidence found in texts and use cogent reasoning to analyze and synthesize information, and structure for a given task, purpose, and audience.” (NY State Education Department, 2014) 278 more words

close reading - how it could go with a focus on structure

one of our favorite things to do in writing workshop is study published texts in the same genre we’re writing. we call these mentor texts because they teach us – mentor us – to write in ways we wouldn’t write without the text. 1,028 more words

Common Core