Planned Obsolescence

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The Year in Review: Or, a Whole Lot of Thinking That Eventually ...

It wouldn’t be the holidays for me without some kind of emotional crisis, I fear; if it’s not a crisis i ... read more »

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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful(ly Warm, for This Time of Year)

I’m in the midst of wrapping up a few last items in the office ... read more »

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Adventures in Publishing Contracts

Some months back I received a contract from a Certain University Press for an article that I’ve got forthcoming in what’s going to be a super cool ed ... read more »

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Open Peer Review: New Rule

New rule! ... read more »

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Today’s (Apparently) the Day

According to Amazon, at least: today is the day that ... read more »

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Things I Am Writing Instead of Writing Blog Posts

  • Grant proposals!
  • Reader’s reports.
  • Email.
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Inside Higher Ed

And just to round out what has been a completely insane week, an article reviewing ... read more »

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Do the Risky Thing

I’ve got a new column up at the Chronicle this morning. ... read more »

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This Is What’s Wrong with American Workmanship Today

I got my watch as a gift in the fall of 2001. ... read more »

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Program Committee

I’ve spent the last two days in a meeting of the MLA Program Committee, thinking about, among other issues, the future shape of the convention — the new kinds of sess ... read more »