In Episode 29, we talk to Amy Meyerson and Natalie Hallak about Amy’s newest novel, The Imperfects. Along the way, we chat about writing research-based fiction, the collaborative nature of publishing, balancing writing and reading with other responsibilities, and using the F-word.
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28. Self-Care Confessional w/ Dan and Katie
In Episode 28, Dan and Katie talk about self-care and how important it is to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being, especially in the current moment.
27. Speaking Against Racism w/ Taiyaba Husain
In Episode 27 we talk to Taiyaba Husain about recent incidents of racism at USC and how to empower students to challenge racism in the classroom, the university, and everywhere they find it.
26. Office Hours w/ Katie and Dan
In our first “Office Hours” episode, Katie and Dan discuss listener-submitted questions, comments, and concerns about teaching and learning online this semester.
25. Teaching through Contingency w/ Michelle Meyers & Ryan Leack
In Episode 25 we talk to Michelle Meyers and Ryan Leack about the issues facing part-time/ contingent faculty–especially during a global pandemic and a time of economic uncertainty.
24. Letting Our Students Lead in Digital Spaces w/ Rochelle Gold & Liz Blomstedt
In Episode 24, we talk to Rochelle Gold and Liz Blomstedt about the democratizing potential of multimodal and online writing assignments, embracing new citation practices, navigating inequities on online platforms, and letting students lead the way in digital spaces.
Episode 23: Telling Stories About Ourselves with Kristiana Willsey
In Episode 23, we talk to Kristiana Willsey about folklore (the field of study and the new Taylor Swift album), the social function of fairy tales and urban legends, and the meaning-making that happens in the stories we tell about our lives.
22. Privileging Oral Stories w/ Shenishe Kelly
In Episode 22, we talk to Shenishe Kelly about the importance of teaching non-canonical and oral stories and encouraging students to bring their textual lineages into the classroom with them.
21. Repurposing Genre w/ Michelle Brittan Rosado & Corinna McClanahan Schroeder
In Episode 21, we talk to Michelle Brittan Rosado and Corinna McClanahan Schroeder about bringing a sense of play to the composition classroom and repurposing genre in our writing.
20. Revaluing Free Speech w/ Yan Sham-Shackleton
In Episode 20, we talk to Yan Sham-Shackleton about Hong Kong’s National Security Law, government censorship, and the importance of free speech to the work of a writer.