By Joe HarrisI’ve been a writing teacher since 1982. I've set up this blog to reflect on my teaching—and the reading that supports it.
About the title
From the movie that helped so many socially inept teenage boys re-imagine themselves as intellectuals, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
LAUNCELOT: No, no, sweet Concorde! Stay here! I will send help as soon as I have accomplished a daring and heroic rescue in my own particular... (sigh)
CONCORDE: Idiom, sir?
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Monthly Archives: May 2010
Finished reading The Designs of Academic Literacy, by Michael Newman (2002). Newman wants to know why some students succeed in college while others don’t. He follows four undergraduates at a midwestern state university to see if he can identify a … Continue reading
Watched Disgrace, Steve Jacobs’ fine film version of Coetzee’s great and austere novel. The film stars John Malkovich as David Lurie, a Wordsworth scholar who is dismissed from his professorship in Cape Town after conducting a predatory affair with a … Continue reading
Or, “Slideware as Form.” Just scanned the latest issue of Composition Studies [38.1, Spring 2010]. The lead article, “An Inconvenient Tool: Rethinking the Role of Slideware in the Writing Classroom,” by Laurie Gries and Colin Brooke, is remarkable. Gries and … Continue reading