Every now and then I’ll do a post on some of my favorite songs from specific bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead or Sunny Day Real Estate. I’ve even done a post on some of my favorite “Emo” albums. While I’ve frequently done these types of posts, I haven’t done a post about what songs I’m listening to a particular moment. So, today, I want to share a few of … Read More What Have I Been Listening to Lately?
Every semester, I include a few texts on my syllabus that I have never read, so I get to encounter the texts for the first time alongside my students. For my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” class, someone (I apologize but I forgot who) suggested that check out Greg Anderson Elysée’s Is’Nana The Were-Spider. I read a description of the series and added it to my syllabus. IsNana … Read More The Importance of Stories in Greg Anderson Elysée’s “Is’Nana The Were Spider”
During graduate school, Chris Hedges took ethics classes with James Luther Adams, an American theologian who spent time in Germany during Nazi reign and who worked alongside the “confessing-church” in resistance to Nazism. In American Fascists, Hedges writes about Adams, who was around 80 when Hedges took his course, told the students that by the time they reached his age that they “would all be fighting … Read More Why I Started Using Christian Fascism Instead of Christian Nationalism
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the theme of my fall course. Initially, I wanted to do a course on “neo-slave” narratives, interrogating that term and looking at texts such as Robert Jones, Jr.’s The Prophets, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Octavia Butler’s Kindred, and more. While I still want to teach this course, my focus started to shift the more I thought … Read More “Monsters, Race, and Comics” Syllabus
A few years ago I came across Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal: The Last of the Innocent. The ways that Brubaker and Phillips use the medium of comics to examine the ways that nostalgia influences the ways that we perceive the world really stood out to me as I read through the series. Recently, I picked up their latest release, Pulp, and as … Read More Constructed Narratives in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ “Pulp”