Month: July 2018

Off to Norway!

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!

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“The Prince of Pulpsters” or “Debunker of Myths”: Frank Yerby Syllabus

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

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“Introduction to Modernism: Modernism and Ernest J. Gaines” 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

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Edward II’s Internal Struggle

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

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Case Study: “10% Across the Board Higher Education Cut”

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”