To wish this blog a “Happy 2nd Birthday,” I’ve added a “Popular Posts” section – you’ll see a link, above. CommemoratingÂ the blog’s first birthday, I posted a list of “Greatest Hits” from the first year. Â This year, I would instead like to offer a glimpse into the future. Â I have many more ideas for blog
In remembrance of a great university press, I’m posting: my essay, “‘You Say ‘Jelly,’ I Say ‘Jello’?: Harry Potter and the Transfiguration of Language,”Â and a full list of each difference between the Bloomsbury (UK) and Scholastic (US) editions of J.K. Rowling’sÂ Harry Potter books — well, to be accurate, the first three Harry Potter books, and
Though I often attempt to dispense advice from this blog, I now have a question of my own. How much is too much? There’s one request that I never turn down: when I am asked to write a letter on behalf of someone going up for tenure and/or promotion, I always say “yes.” Â I don’t
I sometimes feel that I should apologize to students who took earlier iterations of my courses. I know more now than I did then, and have crafted a much better syllabus than we used for that earlier class.Â That said, I also know that in a few years’ time, I will consider my current (new!