Category Archives: 9/11

Penultimate Assignment

You have two remaining assignments this semester.  The first, due by December 2nd, is what I will call “The Museum of 9.11 Culture and Influence.” Instructions: You have been asked by the head curator of the museum, Corrine Adams, to … Continue reading

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Fear in Kandahar » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Here’s an article by journalist/activist Masha Hamilton that illustrates and comments upon the Afghan front in the War on Terror: Fear in Kandahar » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share … Continue reading

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Twlight of the Superheroes

Given that we have been having good luck using Google docs for the other course readings (Metz and Sageman), I have uploaded the reading, “The Twilight of the Superheroes,” for Monday into the class Google docs folder. Please download the … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on the American ethos

Recall that ethos has a few different meanings.  It’s most often used to describe the spirit or character of a people, place, or institution, which is how David Foster Wallace uses it in the video clip.  But in the study … Continue reading

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The View From Mrs. Thompson’s

Here is a link to a pdf of David Foster Wallace’s essay, “The View From Mrs.Thompson’s,” scanned directly from the October 2001 issue of Rolling Stone magazine in which it appeared. Did you catch that?  He wrote this essay within … Continue reading

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Group 1- Chapters 1 and 6 Reading Guide

Ariel Harper pg. 16 “ In 2006, when Palestinians were offered their first taste of a free and fair election, they voted overwhelmingly for the religious nationalists of Hama over the more secular yet seemingly inept politicians of Fatah, the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Unspeakable

In addition to teaching creative writing courses in nonfiction at Sweet Briar (personal essay and memoir), I teach journalism, so I am constantly looking for Web-based tools for journalists to use when trying to explain complex issues and events.  One tool … Continue reading

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