State Censorship, Woman At Point Zero, and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison

Today I gave a presentation in my “Modern Arabic Literature” class on state-censorship. Well, first I put on a play, using some scenes from the frame narrative of Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero (slides 8 and 9 include the relevant text), then used the slides below to dig deeper into the text. In the […]

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Talking to the backs of their monitors. (Or: How to teach in a computer-lab)

This semester  I made a scary decision: I scheduled my class in a computer lab. I’ve very rarely had good classes in computer labs, mostly because my instructors get snappier and snappier the more they tried to control what their students were doing on the computers. I have a natural rhythm when working on a […]

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