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Diane K. Olson
Ordained, Called Lutheran Minister Distinguished Professor Cultural Studies Composition Studies Poetics Women's Rights
Interests: I am a Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies, Composition Studies and Poetics, and a Lutheran Minister of the Love and Amazing Grace of Jesus and a Strong Advocate of Women's Rights, residing in the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan region of the United States. My interests range from the teaching of writing at the university level to pedagogical reform issues and have taught at three major, well-known universities in the United States in the fields of composition studies, cultural studies and poetics, including Georgia Tech, State University of New York at Albany and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am interested in the arts, feminist theory, cultural theory, poetics, web development, and technology. I have been creating and writing blogs for the past fourteen years, since 2004, about the teaching of writing, which I have done for over two decades, and about my Christian/Lutheran faith and God and Jesus, ministering to others through those websites. I have a passion for social justice issues and making the world a more compassionate, loving and just place, especially for those people and children in the world who suffer without the many blessings that we have here in the USA. I have most recently been working with Compassion International to sponsor children living in poverty throughout the world and writing letters to the children sharing the love of Jesus Christ and encouraging them and giving them hope for their future. I would encourage other people to get involved with ministerial organizations such as Compassion which give so much hope and church-based assistance to children living in poverty and who need to know that they are loved and cared for by God, by Jesus and by us. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE I EDUCATION PhD University of Albany, SUNY, Writing, Teaching University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Cultural
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Expressivism -- i.e., voicing one's inner and outer truths in writing -- is mutually compatible with social constructivism, dialogism and contemporary discourse. Expressivism is still, all the same, a matter of constructing social meaning through discourse and dialoguing with the social world around the writer, albeit it is also a... Continue reading
Liberatory writing pedagogy embraces expressivism as a method of overcoming writer's block and getting your thoughts and analyses out there on the open page. This expressivist method of writing about whatever comes to mind is freeing and liberating to a writer experiencing writer's block for whatever reason. Let's try expressivist... Continue reading
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Faith in Lord Jesus and the Cross is the substance of the universe and the foundation of rationality. Faith in Jesus can move mountains and causes seeds to sprout in the springtime. Faith in Jesus is the most miraculous and compassionate thing imaginable. Much, much more to come on the... Continue reading
On the status of writingstudies.com: I am working on an updated site that includes extensive resources and information in writing studies and writing theory and a site redesign aesthetically. This update will begin immediately and appear on this site in approximately four months in totality. Sincerely, Dr. Diane K. Olson,... Continue reading
I am working on a new book that is a guide to liberatory writing pedagogies and explores the multiple uses of writing in the university classroom and beyond to bring freedom and transformation to students' learning and growth as writers. I have long been fascinated with the liberatory pedagogies of... Continue reading
English studies when focused upon writing and the composing process -- i.e., the poetics of how the text is made -- teaches so much more and gives so much more insights and understanding into the creative process underlying the text than textual analysis by itself. More to come on this... Continue reading
FYI, the universities, colleges, curriculum and campuses are still being planned for Lutheran Liberatory University in Southwestern Iowa and elsewhere. This is all happening while I heal from what I represented happening below. I don't feel like going into more details at the moment but will if necessary. Sincerely, Diane... Continue reading
Naturally-derived healing agents/products for healing the effects of nuclear energy on the body, with care and love for your well-being, Dr. Diane K. Olson-Nielsen & Dr. Jesus C. Nielsen Spirulina capsules, Nature's Sunshine products Chlorella tablets V-8 Juice Knudsen's Vegetable Juice Aloe Vera Liquid Aloe Vera Gel, Nature's Sunshine products... Continue reading
Jesus came to earth as a healer and He heals people who are oppressed, afflicted and hurt -- He did NOT come to "save" the people who hurt His meek and humble and faith-filled peoples and Lutherans. The cross, the name Jesus and healing itself is not even mentioned in... Continue reading
Antidotes to the Corona Virus By a Faith and Nutrition Healer, Dr. Diane K. Olson-Nielsen Chlorophyll Liquid Algae -- Green Algae Aloe Vera Liquid Aloe Vera Gel (topically) Seaweed Products Vitamin E Vitamin E cream (topically) Vitamin C Echinacea Esther-C cream (topically) Chlorella Aloe Vera Juice Arizona Tea Tazo Tea... Continue reading
Faith vs. Belief: A Treatise Forthcoming On Faith in Jesus and The Cross Being So Much Stronger Than Belief, Religion, Science and Myth. Faith, don't you know, is the substance of the universe and the foundation of rationality and the counter-sciences. Much more to come on these subjects and on... Continue reading
Diane K. Olson, Ph.D., Writing, Teaching and Criticism 1992, B.A., Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, English Department, Composition Studies & Cultural Studies, University Honors Program, Magna Cum Laude. 1993-1994, PhD work at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Advanced Doctoral Work in English Department and Unit For Criticism and Intepretive Theory. 1994-2006,... Continue reading
The Oppressive, Universal Law of Technological Progress by Dr. Diane K. Olson, an ethnographic and genealogical study and manuscript about the oppression and suffering that previous generations have experienced due to universal laws saying that technology has to be developed progressively over the ages and since the dawn of the... Continue reading
Unconventional, natural methods to healing the corona virus by a faith healer who has experienced firsthand how to heal the corona virus. Internal natural remedies: Aloe vera juice Chlorophyll liquid in water Chlorophyll gel capsules Silver shield liquid Chlorella tablets Orange juice Peach juice Vitamin C Rosehips Green tea Bananas... Continue reading
IMAGINE THAT, A NATION BUILT ON SACRIFICE, SERVICE, FAITH AND FREEDOM AND NOT behaviorism. Much more to be written on these topics on this post and future posts. Dr. Diane k. Olson and Dr. Jesus Christ(opher) Nielsen Continue reading
When you closely observe the stories, narratives and discourse about the Corona virus that are being circulated online and on television -- particularly on medical, hospital and clinics websites and news websites, you begin to see that these people -- mostly all foreigners who are occupying our hospitals and assuming... Continue reading
The suny albany phd in writing, teaching and criticism adamantly rejects the patronizing rhetoric and practice of "training" composition PhDs who are already passionately "skilled" at the teaching of writing, prose, poetics and cultural theory when they enter the program. Continue reading
True poetry and prose have feelings to them -- texts and textual analysis commonly do not. And this whole thing with "rigor" -- which comes linguistically from the same root as "rigid" -- is that it, too, is antithetical to feelings, as well, and actually tries to control feelings and... Continue reading
Please do a google search for the college english article "Too little care ..." by Dr Kurt Spellmeyer of Rutgers university. The article is located on the Rutgers site as a pdf file. I have had my own copy since the 1990's. Yes, there has been too little care and... Continue reading
Posts are temporarily abbreviated because I only have a cellphone to post on. I hope to be back to my computer and journal -- where I have at least a dozen more posts planned -- within the month, if not sooner. Would you believe that I went a year and... Continue reading