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Jim Sullivan
Temecula, CA
Teacher / Learner
Interests: composition and reading, american literature and culture, chicano / latino studies, service learning, student success / developmental education, technology and pedagogy
Recent Activity
"Equiano's Nativity: Negative Birthright, Indigenous Ethic, and Universal Human Rights" Yael Ben-Zvi Early American Literature Volume 48, Issue 2: 399-424. This scholarly journal article analzying Equiano's Interesting Narrative enhanced my ability to contextualize early American literary texts through three lenses:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at freetowrite
"The Balcony and the Street: Gender, Virtue, and Politics in George Caleb Bingham's Antebellum America" Wynne Walker Moskop American Quarterly June 2013: Volume 65, Number 2. 243-270. Moskop's article -- organized around a close study of George Caleb Bingham's 1855... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at freetowrite
Patrick Sullivan "Just in Time" Curriculum for the Basic Writing Classroom Teaching Engish in the Two-Year College Volume 4`: Number 2, December 2013: 118-134 Sullivan advocates for advancing high achieving basic students more rapidly through the composition sequence by allowing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at freetowrite
Americans have considered themselves a nation of “family values” since at least the Victorian era. The romantic ideal of the American family centers around a place of love and support. In this dream, our families prepare us and liberate us for a successful future and eventually families of our own.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at figuringamerica
These are the texts I wish we had time to read during our past semester in American Literature from Reconstruction to the Present. To avoid any ranking issues (you cannot ask me to choose among such beloved friends!), I have listed them alphabetically by last name of the author. Non-Fiction:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at figuringamerica
Investigative journalist Gloria Steinem works to expose the mistreatment of women through her undercover story as a Playboy Bunny. As a feminist, she wants to develop an understanding for why women choose to expose themselves for work. Although in this case Steinem writes to expose how women are mistreated in... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at write2think