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The Revolutionary Sisters’ Tea

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice / Teaching / Uncategorized

Synergy was achieved a few weeks ago when Lehigh played host to the most radical tea party since Sam Adams and friends got busy in Boston Harbor. Four women who have played leading roles in some of the most profound movements for social justice in the last half-century came together for tea and solidarity in the Zoellner Arts Center. Ericka Huggins, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Denise Oliver-Velez, and Sonia Sanchez shared from their wealth of life-stories […]

On Teaching Resistance

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Literature & Social Justice / Teaching / Uncategorized

While drafting my English 2 proposal and planning my course last October, I had no idea how painfully relevant the overall theme would be, come spring semester. My English 2 focuses on the rhetoric of resistance: “Our section of English 2 will focus on the implications of language and writing in the context of various forms of resistance: self-definition and identity formation, visual rhetoric, and body rhetoric. Students will learn how these forms of resistance […]

Drown Recap: Multimodal Workshop

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Advice / Teaching

On January 19th a crowd of instructors gathered for an informative workshop led by assistant professor Dr. Brooke Rollins and featuring presentations by Dr. Amardeep Singh and Dr. Nicole Batchelor. For those unable to attend the event, we here at Drown Unbound have got you covered. While the idea of teaching a multimodal assignment may have seemed daunting at first, a few tips from the workshop presenters put everyone at ease. The easiest way to […]

Drown Recap: Teaching Argument Workshop

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Teaching

The time has come. Classes have ended, seminar paper deadlines are past or quickly approaching and soon free-time will be discovered again. Since the submission of proposals we have waited, pushing ideas to the back of our minds, fighting the temptation to plan for English 002. Excitement aside, the last workshop for the New English 002 had some great takeaways. For those who missed it, Drown Unbound was there to capture the events.

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

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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 […]

October, you bring me gifts!

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Teaching

Editor’s Note: Brenda was kind enough to share her blog post on her teaching experience here. To read more about Brenda’s travails through graduate school and life, check out her blog here. I just completed my 5th week of teaching and this Friday we began our second unit on gender constructions, misogyny, masculinity, and feminism(s). Although I was very excited to move into our second unit, I was also fearful and didn’t know what to […]

Film Club Review: Modern Times

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Teaching

Roger Ebert said that movies are empathy machines. It is difficult and some would say impossible to see through a character’s eyes and not begin to develop empathy with them. Movies can bypass the language barrier that writing necessarily can’t, and no body of work proves that better than Charlie Chaplin’s. As writer, director, actor, and composer, Chaplin retained complete control of his films, especially towards the end of his silent period when he made […]

What Nourishes Us?: Summer Reading 2016

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Teaching

“Reading to me was fundamental, as fundamental as food.”  –Bich Minh Nyugen, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner As in the past two years, Lehigh’s Summer Reading Program for the Class of 2020 is centered around a theme; for 2016, it’s Food: What Nourishes Us? The books that have been chosen–Mark Schatzker’s The Dorito Effect, and Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner—juxtapose two very different approaches to junk food, nutrition, nourishment, culture and food identity. The books also serve as a gateway for broader theme-related conversations […]

“You can live in an unreal world wherever you are”: An Interview with Leonard Cassuto

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Advice / Lehigh Culture & Community / Teaching

by Emily Shreve and Laura Fitzpatrick At the beginning of March, Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess, graciously took some time out of his visit to sit down with us for a chat about his graduate school experiences, his thoughts on what grad students can do to fix the “graduate school” mess, and his best teaching and professionalization advice. Enjoy!  Emily Shreve & Laura Fitzpatrick: Tell us your favorite anecdote or story from your graduate school […]

Review of Evernote

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I am writing this post from Evernote, a note-taking app/software and organizational system. I had tried out Evernote a few years ago, when I got my iPad, but didn’t really see the practical utility; I was using it as a glorified legal pad. This seems to be a bit of a trend– academics try Evernote without considering its full utility only to be shocked by its awesomeness years later. On the sage recommendation of Prof. Suzanne Edwards, I gave […]