Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Wednesday Web Browser

Starting soon: Low-Residency MFA for Asian Writing in English. Location: City University of Hong Kong. Details here.
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Meant to bring this one to you last week, but, as they say, better late than never: Ellis Weiner's "Shouts and Murmurs" piece takes wickedly funny aim at modern book publicity/marketing.
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Back to serious stuff: Liesl Schillinger offers an energetic and thoughtful discussion of "American" fiction.
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If you're currently teaching as an adjunct instructor--or contemplating such work--you should take some time to read some of the current offerings on the subject featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education: here, here, here, and here. There's more, and you'll find it via the above, but this should be enough to get you situated.
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Yesterday's poetic offering on The Writer's Almanac was "The First Artichoke," by Diane Lockward. Diane formerly taught English at my high school (in fact, she was once my sister's teacher), so it's always pretty exciting when I see her work featured in such a prominent venue. I found this a particularly lovely and poignant piece. (By the way, Diane maintains an excellent poetry blog, too.)
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And last, but definitely not least: Practicing writer (and professor) Stephanie Vanderslice is conducting research on the expectations MFA students have when they choose an MFA program. If you are interested in providing your input, please complete this brief survey. Surveys completed by Tuesday, October 27, will be entered into a drawing for one of two $25 Barnes and Noble giftcards. Stephanie welcomes questions.

1 comment:

deonne kahler said...

Erika, thanks for the articles on adjuncts. It helps to read about the struggles and rewards - to know what I'm in for on both sides (ha).