Sunday, July 31, 2011

Special Issue on Obama/Education: Journal of Inquiry & Action in Education

Inspired by new book from IAP:

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism?
Edited by: 
Paul R. Carr, Lakehead University 
Bradley Porfilio, Lewis University in Romeoville, IL

Journal of Inquiry & Action in Education
Vol 4, No 1 (2011)

The Obama Education Files: Is There Hope to Stop the Neoliberal Agenda in Education? CarrPorfilio.PDF
Paul R. Carr, Brad J. Porfilio 1-30
Explaining Obama: The Continuation of Free Market Politics in Education and the Economy Hursh.PDF
David Hursch 31-47
On the Origin and Political Significance of Test-Based Teacher Evaluation and Compensation Garrison.PDF
Mark J. Garrison 48-67
Orwellian Educational Change under Obama: Crisis Discourse, Utopian Expectations, and Accountability Failures Thomas.PDF
Paul L. Thomas 68-92
Charter Schools, Market Capitalism, and Obama's Neo-liberal Agenda MoraChristianakis.PDF
Richard Mora, Mary Christianakis 93-111
Welcome to the "New Normal": The News Media and Neoliberal Reforming Education GoldsteinMacrineChesky.PDF
Rebecca A. Goldstein, Sheila Macrine, Nataly Z. Chesky 112-131
Controlled by the Corporate Narrative: Obama's Education Policy, the Shock Doctrine, and Mechanisms of Capitalist Power Lea.PDF
Virginia Lea 132-150

Monday, July 25, 2011

Joseph Heller's Catch22 on Vimeo

Joseph Heller's Catch22 on Vimeo

Fascinating look at how a writer writes. . .the beginning discussion of the manuscript especially. . .

Kurt Vonnegut on being a writer

Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

As a poet and writer. . .

As a poet and writer, I think this is a powerful and valuable argument. . .the video also spot on:

Words Hurt The World, Poet Says

Monday, July 18, 2011

The writing life. . .

Occasionally, I receive a royalty check for the books I have published. . .a check or two every few months. . .and the life of a writer (a scholarly writer) comes clearly into focus. . .

Today's check : $45.40 for copies sold of two of my volumes from a defunct Peter Lang Series (books on Barbara Kingsolver and Kurt Vonnegut). . .

Not sure how I can manage the amount. . .except I often spend more than that at a meal. . .[insert the sigh of a writer (scholarly writer)]. . .

Friday, July 15, 2011

Piece on New Criticism in English Journal, January 2012

-----. (2012, January). "A richer, not a narrower, aesthetic"--The rise of New Criticism in English Journal. English Journal, 101 (3), TBD.

Profiting on Poverty?: Inexcusable

Profiting on Poverty?: Inexcusable

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Piece on LaBrant in September English Journal

-----. (2011, September). Revisiting LaBrant’s “Writing is more than structure” (English Journal, May 1957). English Journal, 101(1), 103-104.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Room for Debate at New York Times

I will have another commentary at Room for Debate at the New York Times, to be posted Sunday evening for Monday's RfD. . .

I'll post when it is up!