The fiction of The Help

Kathryn Stockett’s popular and controversial novel, The Help, gained more attention last year with its release as a movie.  The book follows the story of Skeeter Phelan, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, as they compile the stories of various African American domestic workers in a sociological book, called Help, and seek its publication among the…

Remembering Adrienne Rich

I meant to post something earlier to commemorate Adrienne Rich‘s life; her work greatly impacted me during my study abroad program. This will be an unusual post, and I’m probably crossing a few of the “don’ts” of blogging.  Below is excerpted part of a piece I wrote for my final undergraduate English class, including MLA…