Composing ‘Histories of the Present’

a quick pin, excerpted from Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism (p. 63-69): Here, figures move transversally across spaces, quickly and lingeringly, reflectively and in the flesh, projecting and sensing atmospheres and impacts to which they have to catch up and respond. Sometimes they unlearn, sometimes they repeat, sometimes they surprise themselves, often they just lean numbly or … Continue reading Composing ‘Histories of the Present’

E. Tolle, “The Pain-Body”

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. London, Penguin, 2008. Excerpted from A New Earth: The pain­body, however, is not just individual in nature. It also partakes of the pain suffered by countless humans throughout the history of humanity, which is a history of continuous tribal warfare, of enslavement, pillage, rape, torture, … Continue reading E. Tolle, “The Pain-Body”


the prompt: what does writing want? to touch and be touched [jean-luc nancy] to be understood [spinoza] to be habitual [goldberg] to be unhurried [pryor] to be mindful practice [boice] to make [shipka] to make change [schell, ahmed, fleischer] to connect to time/place/network [mueller] encounter/experience [deleuze, guattari] to move [massumi,manning] ...    

Research as a Living Process in and Beyond the First-year Writing Classroom

[Excerpts from a paper composed in "Issues in the Teaching of Writing" with Dr. Cathy Fleischer] Research as a Living Process in and beyond the First-year Writing Classroom   My Experience This term, I have experienced some real sticking points in the teaching of research in my WRTG 121, Researching the Public Experience, classroom. On … Continue reading Research as a Living Process in and Beyond the First-year Writing Classroom