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Jul 29, 15

Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative journey to find a man named Kurtz who has lost his mind in the African jungle. It is a journey into inner space; a metaphorical investigation into the turbid waters of the human soul. It is a political journey into the dark heart of European colonialism. It is a nightmare journey, into horror. It is a journey to nowhere, set on a boat lying motionless and at anchor on the river Thames, which also “has been one of the dark places on the earth”.

Jul 28, 15

This handout is about determining when to use first person pronouns (“I”, “we,” “me,” “us,” “my,” and “our”) and personal experience in academic writing. “First person” and “personal experience” might sound like two ways of saying the same thing, but first person and personal experience can work in very different ways in your writing. You might choose to use “I” but not make any reference to your individual experiences in a particular paper. Or you might include a brief description of an experience that could help illustrate a point you’re making without ever using the word “I.” So whether or not you should use first person and personal experience are really two separate questions, both of which this handout addresses. It also offers some alternatives if you decide that either “I” or personal experience isn’t appropriate for your project. If you’ve decided that you do want to use one of them, this handout offers some ideas about how to do so effectively, because in many cases using one or the other might strengthen your writing.

Jul 23, 15

@ShiftParadigm @TeacherTechnol @kmcasey6 @MrMorone @english_maven @theobviouschild @danamhuff @EnglishHOD followed!

PLN upgrade #follow inspiring ENGLSIH TEACHERS @TeacherTechnol @kmcasey6 @MrMorone @english_maven @theobviouschild @danamhuff @EnglishHOD
Jul 14, 15

Have you seen this, #engchat? writing prompts

Jul 09, 15

The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams's 'Red Wheelbarrow'

Jul 09, 15

A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the greatest enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own.

Exporting MP3 files from Google Drive iOS app to iMovie to use as background music. (Part 2 of 2) #ettipad

Find of the morning: Google Drive iOS app now supports MP3 export to iMovie. Create a folder & populate w/ music for SS to use. (Part 1)
Jul 08, 15

Flannery O'Connor on dogma and the difference between religion and faith - beautiful read

Jul 07, 15

What is American fiction? Actually, what is America? The answer to that is probably very different within the United States and outside. Asking yourself how others see you is a healthy exercise for any culture, and US books site Literary Hub did just that to mark the Fourth of July weekend, inviting non-American authors to suggest the quintessential American fiction titles.

What an amazing group of writers & educators at the @kenyonreview writing workshop for teachers! It's been a blast!

"There's only one reason to write: to do the writing." - David Lynn of @kenyonreview. Great publishing discussion at writers' workshop!
Jul 07, 15

Grace Paley's advice to aspiring writers-wisdom for all artists and, really, all human beings

Jul 07, 15

Plato's allegory of the cave-the greatest parable exploring the nature of reality-animated:

Jul 07, 15

A4 "Just Because" poems worked wonderfully with my freshmen. They so hate stereotypes. #poetrychat

Jul 07, 15

Here’s my idea: the southern gothic is like a trusty bicycle. (Note: this is not simply because southerners talk too slowly for a car metaphor to work. It is instead a kinship in the way the two things are assembled and ornamented. Stay with me.)

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