In this interview, Suresh Canagarajah discusses global English education and changes taking place in the field.
Part the First – Armchair Theorizing and Rocking Out Is the fact that we are living in postmodernity enough for us to understand it? Or do we have to examine this thing, whatever it is, playfully called “pomo” by hip theologians and professors, and define it? Are the conservatives right about the wishy-washy moral spinelessness […]
There are, I suppose, plenty of reasons to hate the internet phenomenon MySpace: its hideously ugly and un-user-friendly design, the great boon it is to sexual predators, and it’s being owned by Rupert Murdoch. But I’ll say this: MySpace made it possible for me to be in a band with members in nearly every corner […]
Kanye West Late Registration Roc-A-Fella Records and Blackalicious The Craft Anti Records I’m taking a class on teaching English writing to speakers of other languages and one thing my professor often mentions is “the question of content.” What, exactly, are appropriate subjects for students to write about and how do we decide? Teachers must be careful not to introduce […]
We pop-culture-engaged Christians love to claim things as our own. From The Matrix to The Simpsons to Radiohead, if there’s something not altogether evil, or spiritual and “vaguely Jesus-y,” to use Ann Lamott’s phrase, we will somehow squeeze and twist a thing until it is almost Christian. So let me be the first to claim the Canadian pop band […]