A Letter to My Shakespeare and Race Summer Class

I sometimes teach a five-day-a-week, five-week (got that?) summer course. In the past few years I’ve only taught an Austen summer course, and this summer I am teaching a Shakespeare course. I love both authors’ works, so it’s all good. I only want to teach summer courses on authors or topics that I am absolutelyContinue reading “A Letter to My Shakespeare and Race Summer Class”

Bright and Cozy First Day of Classes

#whatprofessorswear It’s January 26, 2011, and the sun is out in my neck of the woods, which means that it’s a cold day in Maine. What better way to warm up than by putting on some sweats, right? Well, I’m teaching online today, so I shouldn’t be wearing a sweatshirt. Sweatpants–no problem; sweatshirt–not really teachingContinue reading “Bright and Cozy First Day of Classes”

Bridgerton, Episode 6

How many meanings could one word have? This episode is named “Swish.” Let’s look at all the ways one might swish: swish | swiSH |  verb 1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] move with a hissing or rushing sound: a car swished by. • [with object] cause to move with a hissing or rushing sound: a girl came in, swishing her long skirts. • aim a swinging blow at something: he swishedContinue reading “Bridgerton, Episode 6”