I received my contributor’s copies of the upcoming issue of Pedagogy on Tuesday, which means the new issue, in which I have a short essay on using blogs in the freshman composiiton classroom, should be available on Project Muse soon. The article grew out of a talk I gave at Georgia Tech last spring when I was working there as a teaching fellow.
I finally saw Capote a few nights ago, primarily on Heidi’s recommendation, and while I won’t have time to write a full review, I was impressed by it, particularly by the dynamic between Capote and Perry Smith, the convicted murderer whose story provided the basis for Capote’s In Cold Blood (Heidi’s discussion of the film in relationship to the history of Kansas City’s transvestite culture is also worth checking out). One other observation: While Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance has been getting most of the critical buzz, I was equally impressed with Catherine Keener’s perormance in the role of To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee.
My current documentary obsession is Eugene Jarecki’s Why We Fight, so while I’m blogging, here’s an interview with the director and a review of the film, both from The Village Voice. I’m hoping to come back to the Voice articles later, but I’m way behind today because of a quirk in the schedule that left me with two long teaching days in a row.