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Paris—May 29, 2019

Today in Paris: sunny cool day and a Metro ride to the Musée d’art Moderne da la Ville de Paris, where we were stunned by the beauty of the courtyard, notwithstanding some construction underway in the building. We saw a number of works of Etienne-Martin including a fabulous wire drawing...

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Paris — May 28, 2019

Today we walked across the Seine to the Musse d’Orsay and saw the magnificent collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, including a number of painting I had never seen. The Renoirs I can do without. But there were some Cezannes and Monets that blew me away. I spent some time watching...

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Paris — May 27, 2019

We spent some hours at the Pompidou Center, and then took a long walk into the Left Bank and ended up in Luxembourg Gardens before walking back.  

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Paris 5/26/19

We arrived mid-day, exhausted but ready to walk. We are staying in the Marais and walked a bit east and then down from our spot on the Right Bank to the Seine. Didn’t have my good camera with me but got a few shots, including one of Notre Dame.

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RealArts@PENN interns & prizewinners announced

We received hundreds of applications again this year’s RealArts@Penn paid summer internships and the RealArts@Penn prize. Below is a list of the students who have been appointed as RealArts@Penn interns for 2019.For more about RealArts@Penn:    http://writing.upenn.edu/realartsI want to thank Mingo Reynolds and R.J. Bernocco, Director and Associate Director of RealArts@Penn; and Anthony DeCurtis,...

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modernism for multi-lingual students

This spring (along with Lily Applebaum & Anna Strong Safford) I have taught a seminar in which the participants are Philadelphia public school teachers. The students of one teacher are grade schoolers who are multi-lingual (mostly from immigrant families). The curriculum unit she is drafting—to use in her class next...

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Answers to a few questions about MOOCs

Questions posed to me with a student in Germany doing a research project on MOOCs: Q. Technology has certainly made information more accessible, and it’s amazing to see the kind of pedagogy offered through MOOCs such as ModPo become freely available. The only drawback I see is a lack of...

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celebrating Charles Bernstein

We celebrated Charles Bernstein the other night at the Kelly Writers House, marking the occasion of his birthday and of his retirement from teaching at Penn. Lots and lots o’ BBQ, a case of whiskey (not quite all the whiskey in heaven), and much else—and many, many colleagues and friends,...