More questionable interpretations of Lolita

Sometimes I start a post and then it just sits in my draft box until some relevant circumstance wakes it up and sets it free. In this case: some time ago, back when I was re-watching Scandal with my visiting friend, this same friend mentioned that she'd recently read Lolita and was blown away. Reading Lolita… Continue reading More questionable interpretations of Lolita


Intellect Does Not Exclude Empathy

This post was originally published on Peachleaves. One of my jobs is to read papers written by senior English majors for their capstone seminars, and apply to them a rigorous rubric intended to judge how well (or if) these seniors have received the kind of training our department would like to give them.  The papers are… Continue reading Intellect Does Not Exclude Empathy