From Salonniere Alexis: “Globalisation & Cosmopolitanism”

By Your Salonniere Comparing notes with a fellow college professor who also teaches a class on Globalisation, my colleague and I drummed up a canon of literature and film that might help illuminate some of today’s current issues concerning what Kwame Appiah calls “Cosmopolitanism.” For more references, see the entire article originally posted at SalonniereAlexis.… Read More From Salonniere Alexis: “Globalisation & Cosmopolitanism”

“The soil is a shrewd old whore and has learned better than to give her gold for free”: Mary Volmer Reads “Crown of Dust” at Books Inc. in Berkeley

By Your Salonniere Your Salonniere will never forget first meeting the talented and witty writer Mary Volmer in Lysley Tenorio’s craft class at Saint Mary’s College. The discussion was on a short piece of fiction, and Volmer was unpacking the piece with a keenness that was both exciting and intimidating, exciting because her passion for… Read More “The soil is a shrewd old whore and has learned better than to give her gold for free”: Mary Volmer Reads “Crown of Dust” at Books Inc. in Berkeley

On Research

Regarding the all too important, but all too easily consuming act of Research, in The Guardian’s “A Life in Writing” Nicholson Baker steers us to the nearly extinct yet vital source of newspapers: [They] are the single most efficient way to immerse yourself in the past. If you want to know about 1908, don’t go… Read More On Research