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Fast Food Nation and the Horatio Alger Story

This year, I’m a discussion leader and grader for a 100-level American Studies course on citizenship and identity called “What is America?” This semester, we read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, and this post is inspired by  my lesson plan

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American Horror Story Season 1 Finale

A few weeks ago I wrote about FX’s new TV series, American Horror Story, which centers on the Harmon family, who recently moved into a historic LA mansion with a sordid past: nearly all of the home’s inhabitants either  have

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Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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