Red flags in writing class: Surviving their violent fantasies and targeted rage

Laura Jean Baker | Salon

Since I began teaching at UW Oshkosh in 2004, we’ve witnessed our share of student violence. A disgruntled student packed a hatchet in his backpack. Another posted so-called gun porn on Twitter and mentioned Women in Literature. A senior biology major was arrested and sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for making ricin, a deadly toxin that is basically a chemical weapon. Most tragically, another UW Oshkosh student killed three people on the Trestle Trail Bridge in Fritse Park just 17 miles from campus before committing suicide.

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BWW Blog: What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?

Monique Hebert | Broadway World

Being an English major also taught me how to handle criticism. Before I started college I was really sensitive to criticism especially about my writing. I eventually learned over the years how to take constructive criticism and actually apply that to what I was working on. It helped me gain tougher skin, and taught me that I was strong enough to handle the constant criticism that is thrown at you when you are a writer.

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Mary Flannery O’Connor: Embracing Uniqueness

Danielle Kennedy | The Inkwell

Mary Flannery O’Connor lived a full life. She took chances and didn’t conform to the conventional ideals of her time. She was a brave inspiring innovator that fearlessly showed the world that a Southern woman is a formidable force to be reckoned with. She was witty with a keen sense of irony and dark humor that shattered the perceived stereotypes of the South.

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