Appropriate Attire for ‘Black Panther’

21. February 2018 Musings and Thoughts 0
[No spoilers here.] Over the past two weeks, I’ve been enjoying all of the¬†photos of black folks at various premieres of Marvel’s monumental Black Panther around the globe in all sorts of attires – traditional and cosmopolitan. Suited and booted. Better than Sunday best. I’ve seen black folks connecting to a larger heritage – or ...

On Disability and Mortality

Disability, in old age, is the one thing that connects us all. It crosses boundaries of race, gender, class, ethnicity, culture, nation, region, belief. As disability is consciously thought of as that which is to be excluded or that which is to be eradicated by means of anti-aging and immortality, disability is also that which ...

Musings on Peter Elbow (and Bartholomae)

02. February 2015 Musings and Thoughts 0
In his response to David Bartholomae’s critique of expressive writing and defense of “academic writing,” Peter Elbow wants to fight against the impulse and tradition of treating certain texts as monuments, pieces behind glass, thus making a syllabus seem like a trip through a museum. Bartholomae would agree. Treating texts as monuments, as such, prevents ...