My New Book!

My New Book!
My New Book!

Friday, September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021: Fall Semester Previews: Adult Learning Course on the 1920s

[I tried to wait to write this Fall semester series until I felt certain about what the Fall would hold—but I don’t know if I ever will, not even as it unfolds. So I decided to share one thing I’m cautiously but definitely excited for with each of my Fall courses, because what can we do but hope—and work—for the best?]

Gonna keep this one short and sweet. Here’s the description for my Fall course for the WISE adult ed program:

“As Mark Twain noted, history doesn’t repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes. One of the most significant rhymes for our 2021 moment can be found a century ago, in the America of the 1920s. In this course we will move through a handful of such echoes: from the aftermaths of a pandemic to debates over immigration and the border, from white supremacist racist violence to labor and educational activisms, and concluding with the role of literature and culture in helping us chart a path forward.”

Obviously I’ve got some planned topics in mind, but I’ve got a bit of time to figure out specific texts, voices, stories, and more—and can always add or shift the overall topics too—so I’d love your input and ideas, all! Share ‘em here or shoot me an email, and thanks in advance!

Special post on book plans this weekend,


PS. What do you think? Fall courses or work you’re (cautiously) excited for?

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