Planned Obsolescence

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It’s 4.25 am in Seattle, and I’m about to head to the airport, on my way home from MLA 2012. It was an amazing convention — I’ve rarely felt more energized about the opportunities ahead for the field, not to mention the amazing people working in it. I’m really thrilled to get to be a part of it all.

I’m planning to post the two formal talks I gave at the convention here in the next couple of days. I’ll look forward to keeping some of the conversations that began over the last few days alive in the coming weeks.

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Things I Am Writing Instead of Writing Blog Posts

  • Grant proposals!
  • Reader’s reports.
  • Email.