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I can’t believe it’s already week 6 of the hardboiled class—where has the semester gone? Tonight we’ll be watching the noir classic Double Indemnity (1944) based on James M. Caine’s novel of the same name and co-written by Raymond Chandler. It … Continue reading
Throughout the first five weeks of the hardboiled Freshman seminar I’m teaching, I’ve taken pains to reinforce how essential it is to read for context. To read for the things that don’t make sense, read for the things you do not … Continue reading
Last night in the Hardboiled lit class I’m teaching this semester we continued our discussion of John Fante’s Ask the Dust. The class spent a few minutes in the beginning discussing some calendar updates, preparing for the Wikipedia research project … Continue reading
While searching for an image for my soon to be next post I discovered some amazing Ask the Dust swag, which made my day! I found everything from bookmarks to stickers to bookcovers to a table tent. And here is … Continue reading
Last night I spent the first twenty minutes of class talking about the art of blogging to the Hardboiled class (you can hear it here). I’m not much for forumlas or pre-fabricated approaches to anything, I think blogging is something … Continue reading
Last night we had a pretty amazing class—at least for me—discussing John Fante’s Ask the Dust. I didn’t come in with too many pre-exisiting ideas of how to teach the book (it’s only my second time teaching it), but rather … Continue reading
Email sent to class for week 5 of Hardboiled class. ________________________________________ All, Please read this email in its entirety. Wikipedia Research Article: Project #1 I would like at least 5 volunteers for the first Wikipedia research project which will be … Continue reading
This damned burg’s getting me. If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives. —Red Harvest Update: This may not be the best GIF, but I just love M. Emmett Walsh’s yellow suit in Blood Simple. I … Continue reading
Given all the awesome blogging Paul Bond has been doing of his hardboiled readings as an open, online student I figured I would start streaming and archiving the classes for anyone who might have any interest. The students are starting … Continue reading