Teaching Outrage

In my course on reading popular culture, I spend several weeks teaching students how to discern the ideologies at work in popular culture texts, focusing each week on a particular reading method. ¬†After several weeks of vigorous and intellectually engaged discussion about the vexing nature of popular media, one of my students asked, "So, what … Continue reading Teaching Outrage

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In Defense of the Academy

I know I'm going to take some flack for what I'm about to say, but I'm going to go through with it anyway. ¬†Despite all of the hand-writing over the decline of the humanities, despite the call from some corners for humanities Ph.D.s (if anyone is so foolish or masochistic to go into that calling) … Continue reading In Defense of the Academy