Author Archives: Stacy

July 08

Take My Advice…

When an award-winning novelist gives you a book recommendation, you should take it. Fellow University Iowa alum and General Education Literature instructor — and honorary “lettered lady” — V. V. Ganeshananthan is my go-to source for teaching ideas as I plan my World Literature syllabi.  (Incidentally, she’s also the author of one of my favorite […]

You Are What You Eat

One of my favorite things about being an English professor in a department of four is that I get to teach a variety of classes.  Although I was officially hired as the resident Shakespearean and early British literature specialist, I regularly teach contemporary World and South Asian Literature and explore my interests in theory and […]

June 04

What Stacy is Reading Now: Girls I Know by Douglas Trevor

It’s been a long time since I was so engrossed in a book that I read it until I fell asleep…and then got up and read with PJs and coffee as soon as I woke up. Girls I Know was one of those books.  I started it on a rainy Memorial Day weekend (while the […]

June 02

Why CEOs Need Shakespeare

There is not a lot of love these days for our old friend William Shakespeare. The ominously titled “How I Replaced Shakespeare” in a recent issue of Time magazine details the increasing focus on non-fiction in schools as a response to the soon-to-be-implemented Common Core Standards. Another recent piece in The New York Times about […]