The Craft of Metaphor

I poke my finger. Gently, I press it to see where I have punctured it yet again and a bead of blood tickles my skin. Shallow. I slide my needle through five green beads, five red. My nose nearly touches the cloth as I force the metal and fabric into conversation. This small item is…

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I Know you are but What Am I? Reclaiming Narratives of Cultural and Individual Identity

With a course as interdisciplinary and multi-voiced as this, it can be difficult to connect the dots between these lectures and construct the intentional metanarrative latent in the masterful curation of these activities into a single “Course”. One theme that seems apparent in the speakers we’ve seen—from The Pass System documentary, narrated by indigenous peoples…

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Poetry Makes Us Gentle

For the Wednesday, February 7th SASAH class of ARTHUM 2200E, “History and Theory Across the Disciplines,” I had the opportunity to listen to my classmates give their responses to prompts in regards to poetry, the value and impact of which was our topic for that week. It was one of the most emotional classes and…

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