Category Archives: Academic Reading

Why ‘hysterical’ should be a 4-letter word…

Sigh. It’s been a while. With hubby back at work, the house is silent. I have returned to reading and writing all day in my pyjamas with an endless supply of lattes. With reading comes excitement and with excitement comes … Continue reading

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Celebrating the “uns”

On this rainy day, I revisited a chapter that I initially read nearly two years ago in one of my first graduate courses. The contents of the chapter (and I must admit – the book) had become hazy and the … Continue reading

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Studying & The Wire

“My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous.” – Michel Foucault As this long winter has melted into spring, I really struggled to keep up with my studying. It is not for lack of passion or … Continue reading

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Getting Smart: Feminist Research & Pedagogy with/in the Postmodern (Patti Lather, 1991)

“Reality it seems is a text, subject to multiple interpretations, multiple readings, multiple uses” (vii). “I am a constantly moving subjectivity” (p. xix). This notion of the postmodern/posstructural is why I am drawn to it… The idea that there is … Continue reading

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Teaching to Transgress (bell hooks, 1994)

“Teaching is a performative act. And it is that aspect of our work that offers the space for change, invention, spontaneous shifts, that can serve as a catalyst drawing out the unique elements in each classroom” (p. 11). “Neither Freire’s … Continue reading

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