In this Book

Placing the Academy
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A set of creative writers here responds to the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we are—where, for each of them, being somehow part of the academy. Their personal essays delineate the diverse, sometimes unexpected roles of place in shaping them, as writers and teachers in varied environments, through unique experiences and distinctive worldviews—in reconfiguring their conjunctions of identity and setting, here, there, everywhere, and in between.
 
Offering creative comments on place, identity, and academic work are authors Charles Bergman, Mary Clearman Blew, Jayne Brim Box, Jeffrey M. Buchanan, Norma Elia Cantú, Katherine Fischer, Kathryn T. Flannery, Diana Garcia, Janice M. Gould, Seán W. Henne, Rona Kaufman, Deborah A. Miranda, Erin E. Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Jennifer Sinor, Scott Slovic, Michael Sowder, Lee Torda, Charles Waugh, and Mitsuye Yamada.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. I. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Writing Place
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. II. Here
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 2. Six Kinds of Rain
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. 3. The Work the Landscape Calls Us To
  2. pp. 39-51
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  1. 4. Valley Language
  2. pp. 52-64
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  1. 5. What I Learned from the Campus Plumber
  2. pp. 65-82
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  1. 6. M-I-Crooked Letter- Crooked Letter
  2. pp. 83-97
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  1. 7. On Frogs, Poems, and Teaching at a Rural Community College
  2. pp. 98-106
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  1. III: There
  2. pp. 107-108
  1. 8. Levittown Breeds Anarchists! Film at 11
  2. pp. 109-124
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  1. 9. Living in a Transformed Desert
  2. pp. 125-138
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  1. 10. A More Fortunate Destiny
  2. pp. 139-151
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  1. 11. Imagined Vietnams
  2. pp. 152-165
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  1. IV: Everywhere
  2. pp. 167-168
  1. 12. Teaching on Stolen Ground
  2. pp. 169-187
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  1. 13. The Blind Teaching the Blind
  2. pp. 188-201
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  1. 14. Where Are You From?
  2. pp. 202-214
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  1. V: In Between
  2. pp. 215-216
  1. 15. Going Away to Think
  2. pp. 217-232
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  1. 16. Fronteriza Consciousness
  2. pp. 233-242
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  1. 17. Bones of Summer
  2. pp. 243-253
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  1. 18. Singing, Speaking, and Seeing a World
  2. pp. 254-268
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  1. 19. Making Places Work
  2. pp. 269-285
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  1. VI: Coda
  2. pp. 285-286
  1. 20. Running in Place
  2. pp. 287-302
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 303-307
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