Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Smart” Women & Smart Women

I spent a lot of my time this week thinking about Alex Garland’s film Ex Machina.  Thanks to a colleague’s kind invitation, I was able to view the film as part of a Tuesday Talkback Series at The Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA.  After the film, he and I popped to the front to discuss […]

‘Ex Machina’: Scavenging for Parts in a Patriarchal World | Bitch Flicks

‘Ex Machina’: Scavenging for Parts in a Patriarchal World | Bitch Flicks. Check out this week’s post on my thoughts.  I have lots of them about this movie.

Adventures in NYC Theater: “Fun Home” and “Nirbhaya”

I have been a lucky woman these past few weeks, getting to see not one but two NYT critics picks:  Fun Home and Nirbhaya. Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir by the same name.  Taking its title from the setting–the kids’ sobriquet for the family’s funeral home–the protagonist works to find her identity […]

I Apologize in Advance for My Rough Draft

Originally posted on pocoreader:
There are two phrases that people commonly say to me when I work in the Writing Center at Kutztown that really bother me. The first one is: “I’m sorry this paper is so bad”, or, “I know it’s a mess, I’m a bad writer”. The other, a question, phrased along the…

This Week in TV: Finding Solace in Smart

I feel so lucky to be living in an age during which I can find all of the news I want. I feel cursed to be living in an age during which I can find all of the news I want.

But TV, TELEVISION, has a way of making it all better for me.

Weekly Digest: Words Matter

This week my World Lit students have been considering issues of language in Salman Rushdie’s “The Courter” and Edwidge Danticat’s “Children of the Sea.”  Go read them.  I will wait… They asked me why I end with Danticat’s story–“it is so sad,” they lament. I tell them:  “The story is a paean to the importance […]

What Having A Women’s And Gender Studies Minor Has Taught Me

Originally posted on jocelynmschlegel:
With graduation right around the corner, this post feels completely necessary. Coming into my freshman year at Kutztown University I had no idea that this is how my career here would end. I came into this school undeclared, nervous, and very curious. I declared my major in Communication Studies my second…

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