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The Writing Center

Faculty Interviews

In January 2012, Blake Sanz began interviewing University Writing Program faculty about their life and work—but with a twist. He made a list of 25 artifacts/concepts and prior to each interview asked his subject to choose one artifact and think about how they might consider using it in a class.


The List

Items from the list could only be used once. The List: The Bible, R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Series, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State Capitol,, Girl Talk, Obama's State of the Union address, Tim Tebow, Any Judith Butler essay, Banksy's graffiti art, DU's Cookbook Archives, Spotify, New York Times Magazine Fashion Issue, Schadenfreude, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Rush Limbaugh, Collection of High School Yearbooks from 1966-2011, Kim Jong Il, Call of Duty 3: Modern Warfare, Johnny Cash's "Hurt" v. the NIN version, Any Essay from Didion's The White Album, Panopticon, Google Earth, Superbowl Commercials, Denver Post coverage of Occupy Denver.