On Dylan Winning the Nobel

Last week Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—the first musician to win the award. In choosing a popular musician for the literary world’s highest honor, the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a debate about whether song lyrics have the same artistic value as … More On Dylan Winning the Nobel

On Touring the Cave Art at Monte del Castillo

The poetry book that I’m currently writing focuses on three different types of non-verbal narratives: fossils, DNA, and pre-historic cave art. All of these elements contain information. And from information, we can’t help but to create stories. When I was finalizing my plans to teach abroad in England for the fall semester, I was excited … More On Touring the Cave Art at Monte del Castillo

Charlotte Pence, Spike Pence’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (In response to: Charlotte Pence, Mike Pence’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know)

1. Charlotte Pence is a poet and essayist.     2. She grows organic vegetables for the deer, rabbit, and T-Rexes in her yard.     3. Charlotte Pence wrote a column that few people read called “Biological Evolution in the Humanities.”     4. She and her non-vampire family are very close–and generally regret … More Charlotte Pence, Spike Pence’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (In response to: Charlotte Pence, Mike Pence’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know)

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The following blog posts chronicle a unique, interdisciplinary course Charlotte Pence taught with Dr. Gary Fritz in the fall of 2014.  In the late 19th century, Charles Darwin proposed a theory of biological evolution that offered a new paradigm regarding the history of life on earth and, therefore, our place in it. How did this … More Information on Posts Below