Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Future of English Studies

Via a link on the WPA List, I found this YouTube video presentation by Richard E. Miller, Chair of the Rutgers English Department and Executive Director of their Writing Center. The video is a presentation to the Rutgers Board, and begins with a number of university specific comments. As the video progresses, Miller works toward a provocative statement; he argues that in the future, the humanities will be engaged not in critique, but in creation, and the creativity will manifest in multimedia forms, which are the new language and press of the digital age.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

On the Road Again

By mid-February, I will have spent only one full week in Athens since mid-December. I'm tired, but in a good way and for good reason.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year

New year, new beginnings. I'm home now from my December travels. There's lots to be done; classes start on Monday, Jan. 7 (why so early?) and I have course packets to assemble, syllabi to plan, schedules to craft, labs to inspect. The next three days are going to be a bit hairy, but I must admit that it's fun to think about the new year beginning.

Who knows what it will bring?

I'm challenging myself to participate in Blog 365; I'll be blogging daily, either here or at Wool & Words, my knitting/personal blog. A little something, everyday, even if it's just a cryptic comment and a link to an article from The Chronicle.

Happy New Year; let's hope it's full of promise and lightning moments.