Reading Group Trip to Nelson Algren’s Neighborhood

Reading Group Trip to Nelson Algren’s Neighborhood

After we completed the extremely challenging novel, we decided it would be nice to take a walk around the area to see the apartments where Algren lived while writing the novel and in the years after and to see if we could find any evidence of the community that he described seventy years ago.  The language in the novel is difficult and the story line is often depressing, so the weather we had for our walk seemed to be a perfect match.

A Day in Chicago; Reminiscing on AEPP

A Day in Chicago; Reminiscing on AEPP

The ELI Team ended 2021 on a high note by taking to the city and making a few stops along the way. While we were there, we couldn’t help but think about our wonderful students and the hard work they accomplished throughout the AEPP and Academic Year!  Our first stop...
Who Leads Linguistic Change?

Who Leads Linguistic Change?

In her poem titled “When I Say We Are All Teen Girls,” Olivia Gatwood describes the contradiction in attitudes towards teenage girls, who are often considered frivolous and shallow based on their linguistic choices. Simultaneously, so much of the language and...