Defence of Contract

Greetings, all! Prepare to be amazed as you read my reviewing of our project contract in real time. First, to the mission statement! Okay, actually, the mission statement mostly has generalities. So it goes. Let us evaluate it, anyway. We certainly did elucidate readers on the educational system in Ontario. Regarding the history of censorship, …

Responding to Chris Crutcher’s “How They Do It”

This is an article by author Chris Crutcher, written in the Huffington Post. Crutcher’s novel, Whale Talk, was being used in a new and innovative way as an all-school read in the rural Michigan town of Fowlerville, near Detroit. This book was being taught in every classroom, not just in English classes, but also science, …

A Burning Idea: Progress Report 5

I suppose this shall be my final progress report, having met my quota of five progress report posts with this one. My half of Geneseo’s website is near, but not quite, complete. Three pages still need to be written, namely my analysis of the censorship case, an historical overview of censorship, and the page which …

Nominally a Post-Interview Blog Post

Are you not a fan of the repetition of “post” in the title? Neither am I, but it was not worth spending all that much time changing already-accepted lexicon. Anyway, I am not responsible at all for interviews, my partner Lauren is, so I am in a rather awkward position for this blog post. I …

A Burning Idea: Progress Report 3

Perhaps doing a progress report blog post directly after a blog post nominally on interview preparation that was primarily a progress report was not the wisest of idea, but we are here regardless. My previous week in terms of this class was rather irritating, if one is to be honest. I finally got around to …

Responding to Boyer and Downs

The two chapters that our class read in A History of the Book in America, both summaries of censorship in the United States in subsequent periods, were rather an interesting overview. Chapter four, by Paul S. Boyer, focused on censorship from 1880 to 1940, with Donald A. Downs’ chapter 5 focusing on censorship from 1945 …

A Burning Idea: Progress Report 2

It has been a while since my first progress report, so it seems appropriate to offer up a second. Lauren and I did, ultimately, confirm our decision to pursue the case regarding the banning of Philip Pullman’s┬áThe Golden Compass in the Halton Catholic School District in Halton, Ontario, Canada. That being the case, we have …