In Syndication

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Paratexts as 527s, 527s as Paratexts

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Ramping Up: Dialogues on Feminism and Technology

FemTechNet nodal instructors have been working furiously all summer, and our 18 nodal courses are about to begin. ... read more »

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Why I don’t teach

In a June 5, 2013, Chronicle article entitled I Don’t Like Teaching. There, I Said It., the pseudonymous Sidney Perth notes, “So if you don’t like teaching, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to like it; you just have to care about it.” Naturally Perth gets some pushback in the comments, which range from “then please do something else” to “teaching is just one part of the job of being an academic.” However, reading Perth’s post, I conclude that Perth’s reasons for not liking teaching are not my reasons. ... read more »

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Nothing Matters Everything Matters (my new film with Tim Andrews)

Please see my new film ‘Nothing Matters Everything Matters’. ... read more »

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UGH.

I honestly don’t know what’s worse: that I never knew these lyrics at all until ... read more »

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Chapter in new book ‘Slavery and the British Country House’

Proud to see this book arrive, ‘Slavery and the British Country House’, published by English Heritage, which includes a chapter by me and Rob Mitchell. Book edited by Madge Dresser. The book is full of insights into how the finances from the slave trade built the aristocracy and the legacies still visible in the British landscape.

Link to Amazon here. ... read more »

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40th anniversary of Hip Hop culture

40th anniversary of Hip Hop culture today, which gave birth to MCing, break dancing (and related dance styles) and graffiti art. It’s been quite a journey so far, containing the good, the bad and the ugly.

Hip Hop gave me my first independent moment(s) of constructive focus as a teenager, inspiring me to be creative. Thanks for the good times, looking forward to many more.

Yours sincerely, An aging BBoy ... read more »

Breaking Toward the End

I’m sure most readers of this blog know full well that Breaking Bad returns for its final run of episodes this Sunday. My excitement and anticipation for the new season can hardly be contained – although technically the final eight episodes are the continuation of the fifth season (for contractual/economic reasons), given that it’s been almost a full year since the last new episode aired, this definitely feels like & is being hyped as the final season. ... read more »

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To all the VCRs I loved before

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A Companion to Media Authorship

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While my blog was sleeping, I’ve had not one but two edited collections come out. One’s kind of a cheat, so I’ll discuss the non-cheat one in this post, then return in a later post to the other one.

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