Monthly Archives: September 2007

Buy the book!

Just in time for my birthday Saturday, I received a royalty statement for Lost Causes. The book is doing ok in its first year–actually, it’s sold better than I would have expected–but I do have some observations: Buy the CD … Continue reading

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Yet more on service!

Devoted readers of this blog–a number I believe to be in the millions–will recall that, a couple of weeks ago, I got some strange news: Despite having been elected chair of a particular committee, and despite having been told that … Continue reading

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Ms. Mentor, meet the Valve

Today’s Ms. Mentor column offers a juicy pop-culture tidbit: Certainly there is a public image of fashion for academics. . . . For women it is the frumpy Marian the Librarian look — thoroughly unlike Julia Roberts’s professorial character in … Continue reading

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A Freudian? Me?

Back when I was in the Psychoanalytic Studies Program, it would have amused me to no end to be characterized as a Freudian: (We’ve become strangely Freudian over at Bookslut, what with Jason B. Jones’s new column and my reading … Continue reading

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Leveraging Big Brother

When I started using online tools in my classes, it wasn’t to keep track of students: I wanted to help them engage with the material.  I will say, however, that a significant advantage of moving assignments and readings online–especially an … Continue reading

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PsychoSlut

Look what’s new at Bookslut this month: This month we introduce two new columns: Culinaria Bookslut, which is pretty much what it sounds like; and PsychoSlut, which hopefully is not. . . . And in PsychoSlut, Jason B. Jones, also … Continue reading

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Back to School

Today, while running a last-second back-to-school errand, I saw this sign emphasizing the life of the mind: Stay classy, Chili’s! Tomorrow’s theoretically the start of classes, though in the great division of labor A teaches TR and I teach MWF, … Continue reading

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Prepositions

Via the Kenyon Review blog, here’s a post at the Oxford UP blog about prepositions, which defends the honor of these little words and points to a new website, The Preposition Project, “a monumental undertaking that systematically describes 673 distinct … Continue reading

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