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Rightwing Evangelicals Bind with Briars

Studies show that college does not turn young people away from religion. In fact, literature and humanities courses can strengthen faith.

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The Jordan River Continues to Inspire

The River Jordan, an inspiring image for American slaves, has worked it was into contemporary African American poems, including those of Lucille Clifton.

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Rolled Round with Rocks, Stones and Trees

William Wordsworth        One day Robinson Crusoe, the next William Blake, the next William Wordsworth.  Thanks to four or five classes cancelled due to snow, my Introduction to Literature class is careening through the 18th and early 19th centuries.  But we still had time to stop and contemplate Wordsworth’s wondrous lyric “A slumber did my spirit […]

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