Literary talent & power & elitism

So this is just a random, not-really-class-related blog post, because I've been following a conversation online today regarding a former MFA program instructor and the responses that his article has generated.  My blog on Brandt and Heath is just below this one. So this is the first article, by Ryan Boudinot, wherein he basically stands… Continue reading Literary talent & power & elitism

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Heath & Brandt & that whole literacy power thing again

I'm pretty sure I've read both Brandt's "Sponsors of Literacy" and Heath's "Protean Shapes" before for another class, but it was good to get into them again and reread them for this class--if nothing else, it really drove home the ways that literacy is used as power and the way it is practiced within specific… Continue reading Heath & Brandt & that whole literacy power thing again