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Kristina Chew
Assistnat Teaching Professor, Department of Classics, Rutgers University
Interests: Classical Greek & Latin poetry | writing, translating | Virgil, Sappho, Sophocles | remote & online teaching consulting | autism, intellectual disability | 1968 :: We Shall Fight, We Will Win :: London Paris Rome Berlin | walking the long road with my best pals James Terence Fisher (cultural historian of American religion at Fordham University) & Charlie (most excellent [ἄριστος] young man, 40,000 mile-plus biker on both coasts)
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I remember "Dr. Mercola" who is, this late July Saturday morning in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic and Charlie's work program in continued... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at We Go With Him
These days, we, and Charlie in particular, are just like any/everybody else, clocking in >5-6 hours on Zoom on average and I'm not counting the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at We Go With Him
I wasn’t paying attention to all the controversy about the New Sappho fragments because, back in January of 2012, I had a lot else going... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at We Go With Him
On and off, or maybe a little more than that, I have questioned my youthful decision to study Comparative Literature for my doctorate rather than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at We Go With Him
My thought was we would do what we did last time, get through about half the puzzle and call it a day. Charlie's day program... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at We Go With Him
I used often to link this post on writing about difficult things aka It’s the End of the World as We Know It and have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at We Go With Him
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at We Go With Him
1) Before you start teaching online and as you prepare to do so, consider: What was the best online interaction you have had, one that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at We Go With Him
Plato’s critique of writing in his dialogue Phaedrus is my admittedly unlikely starting point for a how-to guide about how to teach online. This dialogue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at We Go With Him
The whole world is learning remotely now and a lot of us are not happy about it. Meeting students via Zoom is not even a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at We Go With Him
Slides to accompany “You love the impossible: Antigone, Dictee, and the Asian American reception of classical literature”, on Sophocles’ tragedy and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at We Go With Him
Remember how I went to every private autism school in New Jersey and a few more to spare and we moved in with Jim's parents... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at We Go With Him
First, Charlie finished out the last days of his teenage-year decade and opened up the one he'll spend his twenties in with a solid 18... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at We Go With Him
I used to be a blogger and occasionally the spirit arises in me, for instance when writing up this week's discussion forum assignment for my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at We Go With Him
Just ask Jim: I am not politically minded and grateful he watches the election coverage (Presidential debates, Vice-Presidential debates, post-debate-analysis etc.) routinely and with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at We Go With Him
~Charlie enjoying a not-made-by-me lunch.~ It's been 15 or so years that I have been making and packing lunch for Charlie to eat at school.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at We Go With Him
Long story, but I would never have been able to put together the above without -- you guessed it -- 19 long and good years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at We Go With Him
Thanks so much! Life has certainly been (quite a) journey so far for us. (And I like the idea of 'Autism Hikes' much -- nothing like getting our kids into the great outdoors!)
In looking over the most recent photos of Charlie as of those from his school's annual prom, and even though I have witnessed his steady... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at We Go With Him
Match! redux. Go Bucs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at We Go With Him
I'm thrilled you remember that about Charlie and dogs! Yes, one of the great things about the ranch is that it has led to him being more comfortable around animals in general. I was not sure if he would be all right with horses but I think he feels all right around such large animals (it is actually small dogs, and especially those with higher-pitched barks, that he has been most wary of). Thank you for the birthday wishes and all your good support over the years!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on 19 at We Go With Him
I used to think that every birthday for Charlie would be increasingly difficult for me to wrap my thoughts around. Starting a long time ago,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at We Go With Him
For the record, I have a black rain jacket and I do not, like the rest of our family unit, wear size large. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at We Go With Him
Hilsdorf 203 (my old office at Saint Peter's) For 8 1/2 years I was the Classics professor at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at We Go With Him