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Teaching How to Read Racial Identity

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Last week, we wrote about Junot Diaz‘s thoughts on the silence around racial identity that he experienced during his MFA in the ‘90s. Salon tracked down the syllabi of two undergrad courses the writer teaches at MIT, in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing Department. Informed of this, Diaz said the following: “I teach classic Gothic texts which are themselves not […]

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The Course Syllabi of Famous Writers

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Imagine if the authors who created these syllabi for their courses were all teaching at the same school at the same time. “Who’d you get for English?” “David Foster Wallace. I hear he’s a hard grader. How about you?” “Donald Barthelme. He’s apparently making us read infinity books this semester.” P.S. If you’re as charmed by […]

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