What is the value (and future) of social media, politics, and advocacy? How does studying rhetoric help us to more competently navigate such often hostile realms? Join us this week as we welcome back former student Ayyan Zubair to discuss these topics, and more!

Join us this week as we analyze the short story "Sticks" by George Saunders--and discuss the relevant value of tangible literary analysis, whether as a student of literature or a student of life!

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Yada Yada, Board, Insignificance, Conventional Wisdom

Join us this week as we discuss what rhetorical analysis really is--and why it's vital to know and practice for your professional as well as personal life!

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Desktop, White, Flatlay, Office, Design, NotebookWhat exactly is "creative space"? And in our age of pandemics and professional pressures, where do you go to find such a place? Join us this week as we discuss these questions--and much more--with our very special guest, Andrew Rimby.

Andrew is an instructor/PhD Candidate in English, Associate Editor of the Watchung Review, and co-host of The Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast.

He researches 19th-century American and Victorian literature from a queer transatlantic perspective. He was a 2020 Humanities NY fellow and created virtual Whitman walking tours in collaboration with the Whitman Birthplace. 

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Corona, World, Mask, Virus, Disease, Quarantine

Join us this week as we recap some of the impacts of a year of dealing with the pandemic.

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Why should you write to yourself? Maybe a better question is: how do you know where you are and where you are going? Join us this week as we discuss the value of teaching (and practicing yourself) the personal, professional, and academic value of writing reflectively about yourself!

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Join us this week as we discuss the art of writing a modern article--the goals you can accomplish and through what platforms!

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Join us this week as we discuss the challenges of assessing history through a modern lens. What can we learn, and what can we do to change our own fates?

 

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Join us this week along with our very special guest--alumni and former undergraduate student body president, Ayyan Zubair--as we discuss how writing (and effective communication) can yield personal and professional benefits far beyond the college classroom environment!

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Join us this week as we discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's stunning world of Omelas--and ask the ultimate question: would you walk away?

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