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Just stumbled across a little jewel of an article in today's Times.

Somehow it manages to link together, most adeptly: small Lutheran colleges in Minnesota; the kind of Midwestern politeness that lends itself to silence; gender, writing, and voice. The politics of voice. The influence of region on voice. And the nuances of self-possession in young writers. I found myself nodding along. I have known these young people, without a doubt.

"Politeness and Authority at a Hilltop College in Minnesota"


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