Penny Dreadfuls

I’m so excited about the prospect of being able to access digital copies of the ORIGINALS of these historic books! SO EXCITED. Penny dreadfuls were the first instance of readily available, mass-audience oriented literature. You can say what you want about the quality of the writing and the fact that it helped extend the rise … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Students Quiet

How many of you read itmademyday.com? Well this was me: http://itmademyday.com/2010/01/28/funny-win-story-archyandmehitabel/

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A Shortcut to Mushrooms

I love the artwork in this article from The New York Times about Victorian photocollages. The pieces are so beautifully laid out, especially the one with the mushroom: I love artwork with mushrooms and toadstools. I’m not sure exactly why; probably it has something to do with my childhood obsessions with Alice in Wonderland, Lord … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Land of Expectations! I’m one of those twenty-somethings “trying to find herself” you hear about all the time. I have a BA in English Literature from UCSD and I just got a teaching credential from CSULB. I spent my junior year abroad at Trinity College, Dublin, and unlike most American … Continue reading

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