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Andrea Lunsford’s Talk at DePaul

Last Friday, as part of an on-going program for professional development, made possible by a shiny new departmental budget, DePaul University’s Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department hosted Andrea Lunsford, author of (among other things) The St. Martin’s Handbook for Writing. … Continue reading

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Wherefore Art Thou, Alison?

Alison Lurie’s lecture, which I almost didn’t attend on account of fatigue–similar to the kind you might feel from so many Sewanee updates–was a basically insightful lecture focusing on an often neglected element of fiction: setting. I admit that I … Continue reading

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“Academic” vs. “Creative” Writing: Hidden Parallels

As I mentioned, I teach First Year Writing — a variation on your standard university course, emphasizing research, argumentation, audience awareness, etc — at DePaul University .  The goal for the course is to write an 8-10 page term paper, … Continue reading

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