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John Whittier-Ferguson
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Attended Princeton University
Lives in Ann Arbor, MI
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English Professor at the University of Michigan
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I grew up in Durham, North Carolina and graduated from the Carolina Friends School in 1974. 

I graduated from Kenyon College (Gambier OH) in 1977. 

I taught at English at Carolina Friends School and at Baltimore Friends School in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

I got my Ph.D. in English from Princeton University (1985-1990), and I have been teaching in the English Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1990.

I am married to Gale Whittier-Ferguson, and we have two children, Henry and Margaret.
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  • Princeton University
    Ph.D. in English, 1985 - 1990
  • Kenyon College
    English, 1974 - 1977
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(pre-1988): John Ferguson
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  • University of Michigan
    Professor of English, present
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Durham, NC - South Hadley, MA - Baltimore, MD - Hopewell, NJ - Gambier, OH - Chorleywood, U.K.
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435 South State Street 3156 Angell Hall English Department University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

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Fine journalism by a friend and fellow North Carolinian . . .
New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King’s epic story of sharecropping, migration, music, stabbings, shootings, race, and redemption, with never-before-heard music and interviews. Written by award-winning journalist Barry Yeoman for The New New South.
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An extraordinary 20-minute film focused on war deaths, particularly in the Second World War
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hey, we're on the same wavelength--but we've known that for years now!  powerful film, eh?
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Henry's latest piece
Oh shit. The Rugged Man is loose again. R.A. is back with a vengeance in his new video, “Media Midgets.” The video is off his latest album, Legends Never Die, and in it he heads a mob of midgets dr...
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Yeah, i dig the writing--nice balance of own curt voice, precise description, and sharp analysis. Hard to pull off. I know nothing of the music, cept the vids posted within. Learning!

Niamh is going through a mock operetta phase. Out of the bath the other day singing as if on Drury lane stage: "I'm dying sweetie bun". Hilarious.

Thanks for posting!
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Henry W-F's piece: "Versace Versace Versace Versace: The Inevitabilities of Capitalist Rap"
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hey James--glad you saw this! one never knows who's following things on G+. hope you're well!
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mine too!  dark blue.  glad you liked this posting!
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My beetle's up for sale . . .
This 1966 Volkswagen Beetle was restored in the late 1990's by VW specialist shop LaVere's in Concord, California. It was purchased by the seller shortly after who has kept the car for 16 years. Always garaged and cared for, it remains in what's said to be excellent mechanical order.
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Henry's latest Jamfeed piece
How is a rap song like a seared steak? How are a hooker’s crusty feet like a piece of fine art? How is a blunt of sour diesel like an ontological argument? I started writing this when Action Bronso...
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Introducing an awesome new venture with old-reclaimed tools. . .
RECLAIMED, LOCAL, HANDCRAFTED Est. 2014 Seattle
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Thanks +reddit for the laughs. "When people say climate change isn't happening because it's snowing where they are."

http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2xzzkd/when_people_say_climate_change_isnt_happening/
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Henry W-F's latest post on Jamfeed
Somewhere under an overpass in Los Angeles, Steven Ellison is growing stronger. In the last few years he's transformed from underground electronic pioneer, to bespectacled rapper moonlighting as a ...
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