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Extravagance and Possibility

Mark C. Long. Upstream: Selected Essays. By Mary Oliver. New York: Penguin, 2016. Cloth. $26.00 and Felicity. By Mary Oliver. New York: Penguin, …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every detachment prepares a new detachment. Of course, prophecy becomes habitual and reaches all things. Having seen one thing that was firmament …

The Small College Department

For ten years the journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture has distinguished itself as the only profession-wide …

On Writing about Questions

This semester I am once again immersed in Emerson. My students are reading and thinking about his language in my introduction to …

Recent Writing

Someone asked me the other day about my scholarship and I promised to post something about my recent writing. Here is a …

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