Month: July 2018
A little over seven months ago, I received word that I had been accepted as a Fulbright scholar a the University of Bergen in Norway. Today, that journey begins. As such, I want to take a moment to write about some of the things I look forward to experiencing while in Norway. This list is far from exhaustive. If you have any suggestions, please … Read More Off to Norway!
+ "health card", a darkness at ingarahm's crest, african american literature, american literature, benton's row, frank yerby, louisiana literature, salute to the flag, southern literature, speak now, syllabus, the dahomean, the foxes of harrow, the saracen blade, the vixens, tobias and the angel, w.e.b. dubois, white magnolias
When reading Frank Yerby’s work, I keep asking one question over and over again: “Why isn’t anyone teaching these texts?” I know that some scholars teach Yerby; however, compared to other authors, his appearance in the classroom is minuscule. I had heard the name, in passing, during my graduate work; however, I never saw him in any anthologies or read any of his books … Read More “The Prince of Pulpsters” or “Debunker of Myths”: Frank Yerby Syllabus
As part of my Fulbright application, I proposed two courses for my time at the University of Bergen. I have already posted one of these syallbi, “African American Literature and the American South.” This course will be an MA level course, and I am currently in the process of finalizing the readings. They have changed, some, since I initially posted the syllabus. When I … Read More “Introduction to Modernism: Modernism and Ernest J. Gaines” Syllabus
Recently, I’ve posted a few short papers that I wrote during my PhD coursework. Today, I want to share a piece that I found stuck between the pages of David Bevington’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare. I wrote this piece, I think, in a research methods course during my MA coursework back in 2004. For the course, we looked at texts by Christopher Marlowe and … Read More Edward II’s Internal Struggle
Last year, I took a class on the president’s role in higher education. One of the requirements of the class was to address possible issues that may arise at an institution. These were called ” case studies.” One of the case studies involved a 10% across-the-board cut for all higher education in the state. In one month, the governor wants to see my plan … Read More Case Study: “10% Across the Board Higher Education Cut”