Month: November 2016

Meet and Greet: Brian Reese

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice / Uncategorized

As the fall semester comes to a close we want to take a moment to introduce you to masters student Brian Reese. Mareesa Miles: Hello Brian! Tell us about yourself! Brian Reese: I am a first-year MA student and a teaching fellow. I have strayed down many paths in my life until now. I slaved in restaurant kitchens for many years, worked as a silkscreen printer, a house painter, research assistant and data librarian, actor, […]

Meet and Greet: Dr. Emily Weissbourd

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Lehigh Culture & Community

I’m so excited to introduce another new face in our community. Without further ado, Dr. Emily Weissbourd. Laura Fitzpatrick: What do you love about what you do? Emily Weissbourd: Thinking about the long histories of ideologies of race and gender is really important to me, and I love that my work lets me do that in multiple arenas, whether in the classroom or at conferences or while poring over manuscripts.

That Time I Decided to Teach Tinder: Using Titillating Titles in Academia

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Teaching

First, an admission: I love a good title. In my opinion, a catchy title can go a long way in getting someone’s attention and hopefully securing it for long enough that s/he continues to read the content. And, in an age in which skimming is the norm in terms of online reading practices, a good title can also give a person a moment of pause. Thus, when I was putting together an online summer course […]

“No looking backwards, just forward”: Lehigh’s Rally for Inclusion and Sing Street

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Literature & Social Justice

(The first two paragraphs of this post are adapted from a Facebook post I made yesterday) Yesterday, in the wake of the US election, Lehigh faculty, staff, and students came together to hold a silent Rally for Inclusion. The idea was to demonstrate the diversity of people who work together on the campus and make Lehigh (and the country) what it is. While it is not yet clear what Donald Trump will do as president because […]

The Work of Art in the World: A Review of Doris Sommer’s Visit to Lehigh

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Literature & Social Justice / Uncategorized

On November third Doris Sommer visited Lehigh, speaking to a crowd of educators: librarians, teachers, professors, administrators, and students. Harvard professor and founder of Cultural Agents, Sommer believes in the power of public humanities to make change in the world. At a time when funding for the humanities is being cut across Universities and secondary education systems, Doris promotes beauty, pleasure and art as solutions to public problems. She speaks to me, a masters student […]

Film Club Review: High and Low & The Innocents

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Lehigh Culture & Community

You may have noticed a distinct lack of film club reviews here in the past month. Blame our amazing contributors for filling up our publishing schedule! In the interest of time and work load, I’ve combined the last two films we’ve watched in our club to this one piece, so enjoy a weird and wild mashup of Japanese social-realism and high Gothic horror. Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low is quite different from the movies you […]

Meet and Greet: Adam Heidebrink-Bruno

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As November begins we continue the Meet and Greet series with Adam Heidebrink-Bruno! Mareesa Miles: Hello Adam! Tell us about yourself! Adam Heidebrink-Bruno: Hi! I’m a first-year M.A. student interested in intersectional theory, critical feminist pedagogies, and literature that critiques the neoliberal world order (and its historical parallels). When not mourning capitalism, I can be found in nature (kayaking, hiking, camping), or nerding out (D&D, chess, and other more contemporary tabletop games).