Dean Brooks' WikiName Page

Greetings. My name is Dean Brooks. I am (hopefully) in my last year of grad study in English at Bemidji State. I came to Bemidji in 2010 after three years at Hibbing Community College to pursue a degree in writing, graduating in 2012. In 2014, I returned to BSU for the graduate program. During my time, I have taught two sections of both Composition and Argument & Exposition, and furthered my interest in the English language and linguistics. I was fortunate to be Dr. Larry Swain's TA in ENGL 3580: The English Language in the spring of 2016, for which I delivered several lectures about language myths. (Lecture notes are available on my blog in the link below).

My thesis work consists of researching swear words. I am interested in the historical and social dimensions of swearing and obscenity, how these definitions form and change, and how social attitudes develop and change over time. While studying and working on drafts of parts of my thesis, I have said a lot of bad words, and have no plans to stop in the foreseeable future.

Some of my other interests are

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