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Texts & Textiles: Elizabeth Zimmerman

My spirit isn't exactly troubled these days, but it is brimful of ideas, hopes, questions, plans, and projects.

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The Lessons of Craft

In the college English courses I teach, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey form our core texts. Students write in response to the timeless stories and use the speeches of Achilles, Nestor, Ajax, and, of course, Odysseus as lessons in rhetoric. These lessons are particularly rich in the¬†Odyssey, as cunning Odysseus must talk his way into favor… Continue reading The Lessons of Craft