Tag Archives: reading

A Summer Reading List for Incoming Students

There is nothing like getting your Masters in English Literature to make you feel like an illiterate charlatan. Before starting the Public Texts program last September, I had always assumed that I was fairly well-read, but my time as a graduate has taught me that there’s always room for improvement.

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So, You Want To Be A Public, Eh?

In the titular essay of Publics and Counterpublics, Michael Warner identifies the seven key components to his notion of what constitutes a public. While Warner wrote and published his work at a time when one could “merely offer [the] topic [of the Internet] for speculation” (Warner 97), and thus devoted little attention to examining the […]

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The Uncommon Reader

Hey fellow bookworms, I’ve got another recommendation for you: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I hadn’t heard of this brilliantly hilarious novella before I read it this afternoon, as preparation for my upcoming Public Texts class on “Readers” (the people kind of readers, not the electronic stuff). I’ll be honest, usually I pick up unfamiliar […]

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All My Friends Are Superheroes

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you wake up just feeling… off, and it takes all of your will power to leave your comfy warm bed and face a day that already is off to a bad start. That happened to me this morning; I didn’t get enough sleep last night, for which I partly blame my […]

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