This post is an announcement that would make any professor proud. Two of the students in my graduate seminar on Narrative and Politics two years ago have had their term papers published by the academic journal Public Voices. The most recent issue begins with a mini-symposium on Narrative and Public Administration (that you can read by following the link above). Joshua White’s paper discusses the gentle and optimistic political satire of the Canadian novelist Terry Fallis and Irene Poetranto’s paper defines and explores the “hacker” genre of film. Their papers are both fascinating explorations of work that isn’t widely known within academe, but should be. The mini-symposium begins with my brief introduction discussing the themes and pedagogy of the course.
Both former students should be as proud of their work as I am. White is now in law school and Poetranto is working on a PhD. in Political Science.
I will be giving the seminar again this coming winter semester. I hope that some of the students this time will, like White’s and Poetranto’s, produce work that eventually is published.