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September 18, 2019 @ 5:23 am

Ep. 16 A Literary Loose Canon with Dr. Jon Blandford 9-18-19

When you think about taking English classes in college, do you envision heavy dusty textbooks written by old dead guys, like Thoreau, Chaucer, and Dickens? Well perhaps that was true 20 years ago, but colleges now have changed a bit and we have a real live English professor with us today to talk about how teaching university English has changed and what things have stayed the same. Dr. Jon Blandford is an associate professor of English at Bellarmine University and also leads their Honors Program.

He discusses how he incorporates more than just old white guys in his curriculum, which modern authors will be considered “classics”, why an English education is useful for any career, and what music he loves to listen to at really high decibels.

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