Books Read In 2016

  1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  2. A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story by Diana Butler Bass
  3. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer
  4. The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade by Susan Wise Bauer
  5. Heavy Metal Music In Britain by Gerd Bayer
  6. The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg
  7. The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online by Violet Blue
  8. Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolano
  9. Nazi Literature In The Americas by Roberto Bolano
  10. The Unknown University by Roberto Bolano
  11. The Secret History of Science Fiction by T.C. Boyle
  12. The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  13. Letters, 1941-1985 by Italo Calvino
  14. Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang
  15. Lion's Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling by Chris Charlton
  16. X-Men: Days Of Future Past by Chris Claremont
  17. Disgrace: A Novel by J.M. Coetzee
  18. Panther In The Hive by Olivia A. Cole
  19. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
  20. The Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back by Alan Collinge
  21. Secret Identity Crisis: Comic Books and the Unmasking of Cold War America by Matthew J. Costello
  22. Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica by Kevin Courrier
  23. Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems by Mahmoud Darwish
  24. Star Trek Archives: The Best Of Peter David
  25. Women In Class Struggle by Marlene Dixon
  26. Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Tales Based on the Worst Movies Ever by Sugar Ray Dodge
  27. The Life Engineered by JF Dubeau
  28. Husker Du: The Story Of The Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock by Andrew Earles
  29. On Literature by Umberto Eco
  30. Selected Essays, Poems, and Other Writings by George Eliot
  31. Picture Windows: How The Suburbs Happened by Elizabeth Ewen
  32. False Choices: The Faux Feminism Of Hilary Rodham Clinton by Liza Featherstone
  33. Welcome To Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink
  34. The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime by Michael Fournier
  35. Nirvana's In Utero by Gillian Gaar
  36. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? by Neil Gaiman
  37. The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain by David Goldblatt
  38. Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA by Frances Goldin
  39. Anxiety: A Short History by Allan V. Horwitz
  40. Queen Of Chaos: The Misadventures Of Hillary Clinton by Diana Johnstone
  41. The Walking Dead Volume One by Robert Kirkman
  42. The Walking Dead Volume Two by Robert Kirkman
  43. Capitalism: A Short History by Jurgen Kocka
  44. Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata
  45. State & Revolution by Vladimir Lenin
  46. Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller
  47. Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism by Feisal Mohamed
  48. All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
  49. Alice Munro's Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro
  50. Batman & Green Arrow: The Poison Tomorrow by Dennis O'Neil
  51. The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized, History by John Ortved
  52. Game Boy World: 1989: A History of Nintendo Game Boy, Volume One by Jeremy Parish
  53. The Apology by Plato
  54. The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin by Corey Rubin
  55. Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance by Goerge Saliba
  56. The Assasination Complex: Inside The Government's Secret Drone Warface Program by Jeremy Scahill
  57. Batgirl 2012 Annual by Gail Simone
  58. Lumberjanes Volume One by Noelle Stevenson
  59. Lumberjanes Volume Two by Noelle Stevenson
  60. The ABCs Of Socialism by Bhaskar Sunkara
  61. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Patrick Thorpe
  62. The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 by Selina Todd
  63. The Monsters Of Education Technology by Audrey Watters
  64. Lumberjanes Volume Three by Shannon Watters
  65. Lumberjanes Volume Four by Shannon Watters
  66. Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
  67. Race Matters by Cornell West
  68. Crisis On Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman
  69. A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Books Read In 2014

  1. Breathing Machine, A Memoir of Computers by Leigh Alexander
  2. Clipping Through: One Mad Week In Video Games by Leigh Alexander
  3. And Eternity by Piers Anthony
  4. vN by Madeline Ashby
  5. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
  6. The Boss by Abigail Barnette
  7. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
  8. Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolano
  9. Fetish Sex: A Complete Guide to Sexual Fetishes by Violet Blue
  10. Borges On Writing by Jorge Luis Borges
  11. It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd
  12. The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  13. Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  14. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino
  15. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  16. The Divine Comedy by Dante
  17. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  18. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  19. How To Read A Poem by Terry Eagleton
  20. A Case Of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud
  21. The Fear Of An Illusion by Sigmund Freud
  22. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
  23. Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
  24. Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro
  25. Devilish by Maureen Johnson
  26. Critique Of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  27. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil
  28. Collected Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  29. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  30. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  31. The Trial And Death Of Socrates by Plato
  32. Rouge Code by Mark Russinovich
  33. Trojan Horse by Mark Russinovich
  34. Zero Day by Mark Russinovich
  35. Dimension Of Miracles by Robert Sheckley
  36. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
  37. Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
  38. Influx by Daniel Suarez
  39. Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves by Jill Walker Rettberg
  40. The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil Degrasse Tyson
  41. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil Degrasse Tyson
  42. Conversations With Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut
  43. Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
  44. Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner
  45. A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  46. Come To Our Show: Punk Show Flyers From DC To Down Under

ThatCamp Community College: An Overview

Here I am setting up in the morning. Picture by Gina Yanuzzi.

Here I am setting up in the morning. Picture by Gina Yanuzzi.

My co-coordinators Chris Gazarra and Gina Yanuzzi did a lot of work the morning of the unconference getting everything set up as I riffed ideas from previous ThatCamps at them. Gina drew this to give directions to those who were coming in.

My co-coordinators Chris Gazarra and Gina Yanuzzi did a lot of work the morning of the unconference getting everything set up as I riffed ideas from previous ThatCamps at them. Gina drew this to give directions to those who were coming in.

After nearly a year of planning, the first ever ThatCamp Community College took place in the spring on our Mt Laurel campus here at BCC. We had a small group of about 10-12 at various times in the day (including a number of cancellations and no shows too), which led to very dense and productive sessions in the morning and then a rapid fire session to discuss proposed topics that did not receive enough votes.

Our morning sessions were about the key technological needs of community college students and how technology effects the form and logic of composition papers. I was so happy that our Dean in Liberal Arts, Nichole Bennett-Bealer, was able to sit in during the morning sessions for a bit.

After lunch we had one more session to discuss in rapid fire fashion some of the other session ideas that had been proposed in the morning. It was a small group, and mostly English and Literature faculty, so we could go into a detailed and deeper discussion.

I was so happy that our intern president David Spang was able to drop by for a little bit as well during the afternoon session. Dr. Spang has been extremely supportive since our first meeting back in August and I am grateful for his support and leadership here at BCC.

We will have information about next year's ThatCamp Community College later in the summer or early in the fall.

Books Read In 2013

  1. Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
  2. For Love Of Evil by Piers Anthony
  3. Amulet by Roberto Bolano
  4. Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks
  5. The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  6. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  7. Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
  8. Falling Man by Don Delillo
  9. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  10. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Carolyn Maddux
  11. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  12. Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill
  13. And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life by Charles Shields
  14. Freedom by Daniel Suarez
  15. Kill Decision by Daniel Duarez
  16. In Defense of Terror: Liberty or Death in The French Revolution by Sophie Wahnich
  17. The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
  18. A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
  19. Conversations With David Foster Wallace
  20. Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner
  21. Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities Anthology

Books Read In 2012

  1. Being A Green Mother by Piers Anthony
  2. The Tent by Margaret Atwood
  3. New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  4. Racing The Beam: The Atari Video Computer System by Ian Bogost and Nick Montfort
  5. Amulet by Roberto Bolano
  6. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  7. The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
  8. The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  9. The Mind of Italo Calvino by Dan Cavallaro
  10. The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin
  11. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  12. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  13. Crossed by Ally Condie
  14. Noir by Robert Coover
  15. Down & Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  16. The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Cory Doctorow
  17. The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities by Frank Donoghue
  18. Football The First Hundred Years The Untold Story by Adrian Harvey
  19. My Mother Was A Computer: Digital Subjects & Literary Texts by N. Katherine Hayles
  20. The Map & The Territory by Michel Houllebecq
  21. Quests: Design, Theory, and History in Games and Narratives by Jeff Howard
  22. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  23. Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
  24. Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
  25. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  26. The Life & Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson
  27. Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu
  28. Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
  29. The Lost Books of The Odyssey by Zachary Mason
  30. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How they Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
  31. Batman The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
  32. Batman Year One by Frank Miller
  33. Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
  34. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  35. Batman-The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
  36. V For Vendetta by Alan Moore
  37. The Watchmen by Alan Moore
  38. Speak Memory by Vladimir Nabakov
  39. King Lear by William Shakespeare
  40. Authors In Context: Virginia Woolf by Michael Whitworth
  41. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  42. The Quran (Sher Ali Holy translation)
  43. Sir Gawain & The Green Knight
  44. The Tel Quel Reader

Books Read 2011

  1. Beowulf & Other English Poems
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Roland Barthes by Graham Allen
  4. With A Tangled Skein by Piers Anthony
  5. Collection of Aristophanes’ Plays
  6. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  7. Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes
  8. Empire of Signs by Roland Barthes
  9. Incidents by Roland Barthes
  10. Writing Degree Zero by Roland Barthes
  11. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  12. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus by Terry Brooks
  14. High Druid of Shannara: Tanaquil by Terry Brooks
  15. The Path To The Nest of Spiders by Italo Calvino
  16. Six Memos For The Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
  17. Under The Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino
  18. The Cambridge Companion To Chaucer
  19. Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag by Stevie Chick
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  21. Matched by Ally Condie
  22. Context-Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century by Cory Doctorow
  23. Makers by Cory Doctorow
  24. With A Little Help by Cory Doctorow
  25. Ten Plays by Euripides
  26. Discipline & Punish-The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault
  27. H.P Lovecraft: Against The World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq
  28. Virgina Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences by Molly Hoff
  29. The Odyssey by Homer (Butler translation)
  30. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
  31. Basrayatha: The Story Of A City by Muhammad Khudayyir
  32. New York Hardcore 1986-1991: A Time We’ll Remember by David Koenig
  33. Teaching Literature & Language Online (Edited by Ian Lancashire)
  34. Piers Plowman by William Langland
  35. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard
  36. Italo Calvino: A Journey Toward Postmodernism by Constance Markey
  37. Shakespeare’s Tragic Cosmos by McAlinden
  38. Utopia by Sir Thomas More
  39. Plato-Euthyphro
  40. Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things by Gilbert Sorrentino
  41. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott
  42. Civil Disobedience & Other Essays by Henry David Thoreau
  43. Look At The Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut
  44. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
  45. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  46. The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf