Placing the Academy: Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity [NOOK Book]

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A set of creative writers here responds to the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we are—where, for each of them, being somehow part of the academy. Their personal essays delineate the diverse, sometimes unexpected roles of place in shaping them, as writers and teachers in varied environments, through unique experiences and distinctive worldviews—in reconfiguring their conjunctions of identity and setting, ...
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Placing the Academy: Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity

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Overview


A set of creative writers here responds to the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we are—where, for each of them, being somehow part of the academy. Their personal essays delineate the diverse, sometimes unexpected roles of place in shaping them, as writers and teachers in varied environments, through unique experiences and distinctive worldviews—in reconfiguring their conjunctions of identity and setting, here, there, everywhere, and in between.
 
Offering creative comments on place, identity, and academic work are authors Charles Bergman, Mary Clearman Blew, Jayne Brim Box, Jeffrey M. Buchanan, Norma Elia Cantú, Katherine Fischer, Kathryn T. Flannery, Diana Garcia, Janice M. Gould, Seán W. Henne, Rona Kaufman, Deborah A. Miranda, Erin E. Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Jennifer Sinor, Scott Slovic, Michael Sowder, Lee Torda, Charles Waugh, and Mitsuye Yamada.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874215496
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 510 KB

Table of Contents


Table of Contents
I. Introduction
1. Writing Place
Jennifer Sinor
II. Here
2. Six Kinds of Rain: Searching for a Place in the Academy
Kathleen Dean Moore and Erin E. Moore
3. The Work the Landscape Calls Us To
Michael Sowder
4. Valley Language
Diana Garcia
5. What I Learned from the Campus Plumber
Charles Bergman
6. M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter
Katherine Fischer
7. On Frogs, Poems, and Teaching at a Rural Community College
Se¿n W. Henne
III. There
8. Levittown Breeds Anarchists! Film at 11:00
Kathryn T. Flannery
9. Living in a Transformed Desert
Mitsuye Yamada
10. A More Fortunate Destiny
Jayne Brim Box
11. Imagined Vietnams
Charles Waugh
IV. Everywhere
12. Teaching on Stolen Ground
Deborah A. Miranda
13. The Blind Teaching the Blind: The Academic as Naturalist, or Not
Robert Michael Pyle
14. Where Are You From?
Lee Torda
V. In Between
15. Going Away to Think
Scott Slovic
16. Fronteriza Consciousness: The Site and Language of the Academy and of Life
Norma Elia Cant¿
17. Bones of Summer
Mary Clearman Blew
18. Singing, Speaking, and Seeing a World
Janice M. Gould
19. Making Places Work: Felt Sense, Identity, and Teaching
Jeffrey M. Buchanan
VI. Coda
20. Running in Place: The Personal at Work, in Motion, on Campus, and in the Neighborhood
Rona Kaufman
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