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Adventures in the Online Library

Not too terribly long ago, I picked up a library card from our local library. “Now, Anachan,” you’re probably saying, “you’re telling me you teach English and encourage students to read, and you don’t even have a library card yourself? What kind of hypocrisy is this?” Well, honestly, when I say “local” library, I mean […]

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An Illustration or Two . . .

Recently, I pointed out several instances in which knowing references to Shakespeare could help someone understand certain cultural allusions. In the last couple of weeks, my class has run into a couple of situations where knowing Biblical references was useful. Recently, for example, when my sophomore students finished their reading of Stephen Vincent Benet’s short story […]

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