Tag: writing

Teaching the morning after the election

I’ve seen a number of people on my social media feeds sharing what they were doing in class today, or wondering what they would do in class. At…

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Documenting Data

This is a belated post, which I began composing almost two weeks ago. I’ve been having issues accessing my site, which contributed to my general tendency to draw…

A Project Reboot

My project on African American literary and artistic archival collections had taken a backseat more than I would like–as more pressing deadlines, conference travel, and personal life got…

Word cloud of dissertation, prominent words include "Spain, women, Spanish, black, war, Hughes, scrapbook, McKay, university, press, modernism, poem, letter."

Networks of Art & Activism

As I apply for academic jobs, I’ve had to revisit my dissertation abstract. Apparently, an abstract should be of something already written–which my book project is not–so I’ve been…

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Writing Machines, Part 2

Markdown I’ve begun using Markdown to draft much of my writing. Though it doesn’t make much noise, like my typewriter does, it does cut down on the visual…

Red 1950s Royal typewriter

Writing Machines

Around the new year, I got a typewriter. It was a birthday present from my parents. My mom became a typewriter convert several years ago. We visited Michael Ardito’s office on Staten Island,…

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