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Part 1: The High and Low of Teaching Comics

(first of a series) I first ran into McCloud’s Understanding Comics in the visually-oriented Freshman English anthology Seeing and Writing. The book reproduced McCloud’s chapter 6  “Show and Tell” :  a humorous and brilliant comic book  introduction to representation—how a … Continue reading

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Totally Un-Real Man!!

City College is an enormous multi-campus community college (100,000 students in the past, 60,000 now) that is slated to lose its accreditation about four months from now.  Its essentially sitting on academic death row, yet unlike a convicted murderer, it … Continue reading

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The Muse Returns

The Muse Returns written 10/11/13 edited 10/27/13 After my uninspiring blog post on the media literacy conference (9/7/13 post), I fell so deep into my City College-On-Death-Row-Semester that I could not think about posting, or even writing for myself. There … Continue reading

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Trying To Write About the Media Literacy Conference in Los Angeles

by Jeff Goldthorpe It is September 7 today, almost a month into City College of San Francisco’s surreal semester.  I have hopeful students to teach, reports to write, and papers to grade.  I have no more time to fiddle around … Continue reading

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Missing Students Go Missing at CCSF

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I’ve been doing an inventory this spring of the “Missing Student” statues and “Student Success Story” statues for City College of San Francisco’s Works of Art Committee (see my November 2012 posting for background on the statues). Leslie Smith, the … Continue reading

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Writing the Unspeakable

I wrote an earlier post on this blog (November 2012) about two collections of statues at City College of San Francisco, portraying community college students, and about their uncertain future. I did not venture into the statue issue as an … Continue reading

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Hear The Voice Of The Bard: Celebrating Carlos Ramirez 1938-2013

I started this blog to bring together fragments of my writing and teaching life, but life keeps getting in the way.  I have been dwelling on what to do about a persistent fatigue lately, which is often worsened by occasional … Continue reading

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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Written 1/19/13 revised 3/24/13 Beginning a semester again at City College of San Francisco is like falling into a time warp: the eternal semester that is, has been,  and always will be.  Somewhere in the middle of the first week’s … Continue reading

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Trying a Millennial Time Capsule with Basic Writing Students

I brought back an old time capsule assignment from the San Francisco State University Broadcasting Department (I never did it as student or taught as a teacher).  It is basically just Semiotics 101:  explain why something is a symbol of … Continue reading

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Statuary of Community College Students?

(under construction—to be continued—comments welcomed) City College of San Francisco houses two exceptional collections of statues, one displayed in the cafeteria, and the other stored in an ancient bungalow, periodically trundled out for display (see a quick video introduction on … Continue reading

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