September 12, 2019

Adventures in Composition and The Essay

By Caroline Hagood

This is the first in a series, Adventures in Composition and the Essay. Since I’m teaching the most composition courses I’ve ever taught in a single semester (three), I have […]

July 23, 2019

Flannery O’Connor and Kierkegaard

By Caroline Hagood

What could make a woman resign herself to her own death and that of her family? The answer to this question emerges through reading southern writer Flannery O’Connor and the […]

August 11, 2017

An Ode to the Essay

By Caroline Hagood

In his foundational 1910 work “On the Nature and Form of the Essay,” Georg Lukács imagines the act of essay making as “an event of the soul,” “a conceptual reordering […]

May 11, 2017

The Body as Essay (Part 1)

By Caroline Hagood

In Ancient Greece they spoke of a wandering womb as the root of hysteria. The uterus is like women; it’s capable of so much but still has to defend itself against […]