constructive ambiguity

i am interested in taking kissinger's more sinister power play into a positive, generative direction in composition. rather than sapping optimism, i wonder how constructive ambiguity might push students to "write offshore" (cynthia haynes) and contemplate hopeful futures. how do we construct a future that allows for impredictability, cultivates that even? is there a way to … Continue reading constructive ambiguity

touching [writing, writing] feeling

Handout/notes from yesterday's WIDE-EMU '16 presentation with my brilliant colleague, Thomas Passwater. touching [writing, writing] feeling The sense of physical touch itself, at least so far, has been remarkably unsusceptible to being amplified by technology (Sedgwick 15). The experience named “writing” is this violent exhaustion of the discourse in which “all sense” is altered, not into another … Continue reading touching [writing, writing] feeling

kinesthetic approaches to composition

Notes/handout from a 3-pronged movement activity [progressive body scan -> guided invention walk -> human movement coding activity] presented at WIDE-EMU '16 with Kelsey McLendon and Natasha Wickenheiser. Pedagogical Grounding: Habits of mind refers to ways of approaching learning that are both intellectual and practical and that will support students’ success in a variety of fields … Continue reading kinesthetic approaches to composition