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I teach American literature and media history at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and for many years I have taught a course called Capital Fictions—a class in which we examine the ways in which literature shaped, and was shaped by, … Continue reading
As an English teacher, I’m interested in the possibilities for active learning through connecting literature, daily life, and historical change. But I’m a political animal as well as a professor, and these are urgent times. So I was struck by … Continue reading
So union density in United States has declined yet again. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11.3% of American workers now belong to unions. This compares to 11.8% in 2011, and it’s a long way from the all-time … Continue reading