News: Brittain Fellow Darcy Mullen Publishes Blog Post on PALS

Posted February 13, 2020

Thrid Year Brittain Fellow Dracy Mullen began her semester with a retrospective on assigning cookbooks as an example of American Literature in her English 1102 classes, which appears on the Pedagogy & American Literary Studies blog. Alongside photos of her dog, Caleb, posing with the books she's read (what she calls #bookselfies with #souphound), Mullen reflects on how students often mistake genres in their nomenclature for literature. Mullen's post is titled "Cookbooks Not Novels" and explores how cookbooks make rhetorical moves discussing Critical Race Theory as well as Feminism and Queer Theory, which influence her pedagogy and the WOVEN artifacts she assigns her students. Please read her essay here.

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