Sometimes, a new course draws on my expertise. Â Other times, a new course is a chance for me to develop that expertise. Â This class — “Censoring Children’s Literature” — is definitely the latter. Â I have an interest in the subject, and I’ve tried to structure the syllabus around major issues concerning the regulation of what
With the fall term imminent (starts Monday), I’m posting a link to the latest iteration of my English 545: Literature for Adolescents.Â My goal is always “diversity” in many senses of that word. Â We read books by writers of different backgrounds (African-American, Iranian, Chinese-American, Latino, Caucasian), genders, sexualities, classes — which are probably the categories most
Two high-school cartoons by Crockett Johnson. Neither has been seen since the 1920s.
For those of you in the northern hemisphere, August and September mark the beginning of the fall term – or, at least, they do if you are or have been a student, a parent/guardian of a student, or a teacher.Â This mix is for you.Â And, yes, I know that I’ve omitted the Beach Boys’