We’ve have quite a busy year! Our daughter, Eleanor, was born in March. I taught a class on fairy tales, and came away from it thinking Where the Wild Things Are is more genius than I ever realized (more on that in a later post). And I finished my comprehensive exams, preparing to teach in classes on … More Year in Review
Do you remember your freshman year in college? What about your writing class? Were you annoyed that you had to even take a writing class? I mean, you already knew the 5-paragraph essay, so you were set, right? Or were you tired of talking about writing when you had come to practice medicine or start … More Teaching with Storium: What is a Writing Class?
I think we tend to have a one-sided view of academic blogging. We tend to call it an “outreach” project, envisioning the process as research leading to communication with a broader audience. In many ways, this is great. And as someone who took time in between college and graduate studies, I feel a deep solidarity … More How My Blog Readers Helped Me Write an Article
This post originally ran May 2, 2016, and now there’s more exciting news from Storium. StoriumEdu is about to start beta testing. Like the original storytelling platform, this version will be a collaborative storytelling experience where we can practice our writing skills together. On top of that, this one is designed for an educational environment. It’s … More Let’s Learn with Storium!
We’re at the close of The Golden Echo’s second year. During the year, we settled down from our move out to Georgia (as much as we can as Cascadians) and we’re now awaiting our firstborn, Eleanor. With everything that’s going on, I thought we would take a look at some of the most viewed posts on the … More Year in Review
On Monday, we started talking about the nature of genre through the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin and how genres aren’t only what we read, but everything we write and speak too. Today, we’ll look at a way to help students practice writing in genres that they might not expect in the college classroom. Some of … More Playing with Genre
We just had the annual conference for the Society for Literature Science and the Arts in Atlanta. Haven’t heard of SLSA before? Here’s the rundown: The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA … More Primo Levi and Creative Chemistry