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  • Now on tour under the Bad Book Club mantle, he'll be unleashing his forensic close-reading skills and worldbeating sarcasm on a grateful public once again.

    This week's new comedy

  • I don't take issue with the free-association — I love a good far-out close-reading interpretation — but I think there's an uncanny-valley sort of boundary that needs to be acknowledged when the interpretation gets this far-out: some admission that the proposed framework is largely an exercise in intellectual playfulness.

    They built you a temple, and locked you away

  • Heaven, our close-listening (one form of close-reading) is, by multiple Romantic routes, a heritage of

    Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound

  • Davis would continue his close-reading act, and after the witness had squirmed alone on the stand for longer than he could bear, Davis would return.


  • Next up, a Kevin Geeks Out favorite -- Professor Geoff Klock did a close-reading on a single issue of the Justice League Comic Book that centered around Gorilla Grodd.

    Kevin Geeks Out About Monkeys (a recap)

  • In addition to his customary close-reading, I enjoyed his comparisons of Powers to both Musil and “101 Dalmations,” as well as the “bullshit detector” line.

    Wooden Disposition : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

  • Amazing how much more diligent they become in their close-reading after that.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • For the poetry, close-reading level of work, I have had a lot of success with the drafts of Yeats's poems in the back of the Norton anthology --- it's a bit easier to talk about artistic choices and diction and the constraints of form when showing them models.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Mr. Lo Duca, if members of the 2005 Dodgers front office are correct, will most likely be driven -- thanks to a perceived slight by the Mets in not re-signing him -- to prove his worth with the intra-divisional Washington Nationals in 2008, and could produce some value for the close-reading fantasy player willing to take a gamble.

    The Mitchell Report's Bargain Bin

  • I do this assignment in a lower level class where I want to begin building research skills without being overwhelming, and where most assignments are close-reading oriented.

    Archive 2007-12-01


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