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Clouding the Horizon: Nationalism and Queer Utopias in Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay by Everett Cheng (15-16)

Clouding the Horizon: Nationalism and Queer Utopias in Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon’s novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay takes place around the era of World War II, a time when instilling American national unity was … Continue reading

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“The Limits of Applying Ethical Theories to Literary Analysis” by Joanne Kim (13-14)

The Limits of Applying Ethical Theories to Literary Analysis While philosophy and literary studies are two entirely different academic disciplines under the humanities, ethical theories can be extremely useful in justifying the stance we take in moral issues brought up … Continue reading

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“A Defense of the Legalization of Homosexuality in China” by Junmeng Zhu (12-13)

A Defense of the Legalization of Homosexuality in China Homosexuality was accepted in Chinese history and major Chinese literature. However, there has never been a time like now when this complex issue is exposed to the society directly, igniting controversial … Continue reading

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“Does What You Like Define Who You Are” by Malie Fujii (12-13)

Does What You Like Define Who You Are? The reliability of one’s popular culture preferences as true indicators of his or her identity is a matter that relies heavily on perspective.  Some view an individual’s cultural interests as insignificant factors … Continue reading

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2011-2012 i.e. Winner: “The impact of tangible evidence” by Rebecca Eskildsen

The impact of tangible evidence “What greater superstition is there than the mumbo-jumbo of believing in reality?” –The Lady’s Not for Burning, Christopher Fry “What man of us has never felt, walking through the twilight or writing down a date … Continue reading

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2011-2012 Winner: “A Virtual Exchange of Basketball Culture” by Ameen Tabatabai

A Virtual Exchange of Basketball Culture  In Arts of the Contact Zone, Marry Louise-Pratt reveals the concept of contact zones through several examples she discusses. According to her, a contact zone involves “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple … Continue reading

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Read-Around Groups

Read-Around Groups Guest post by Jessica Campbell Over three years of teaching 100-level composition, I’ve held peer review about five different ways. No method is perfect, but this one has been largely successful. This peer review happens a day or … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Peer Review

(e.g. will be offering periodic posts on a teaching topic throughout the quarter.  To kick off this new series, Lilly Campbell discusses a peer review activity she has used in classroom.) Rhetorical Peer Review Guest post by Lilly Campbell In … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! e.g. Is Still Accepting Submissions!

The e.g. submission deadline has been extended!  Submissions for the 2009-2010 academic year are currently being accepted until the end of September 2010!  For details about how to submit a 100-level essay (written during the 2009-10 school year), please go … Continue reading

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