More link-a-roos from people I like today. I’ve also got a new potential shit-storm going up on Slate today, so I’m enjoying the calm before the possible conflagration. At this point I have no idea what’s going to be largely smiled at and what’s going to cause a massive torrent of self-righteous vitriol. Obvious shit like the fact that departments shouldn’t rely on adjuncts causes such a stir that I’m scared off the Internet for the foreseeable future. Salacious stuff like MLA sex-ads and prostitution skits barely cause a ripple. People are weird, man. Stay tuned.
Anyway, now read this:
Pannapacker is back in the Chronicle! Read this important article on the arduous, monumental task of tracking PhD placement data, and unseat that pseudonymous little Hunger Games twit!
Sarah Kendzior’s latest for Al Jazeera is a motherfucking virtuoso that ties together the most infuriating news stories of the past month in a common theme: the mainstream media as a sanctioning force of bigotry and marginalization.
Kelly J. Baker’s in Vitae, explaining why it really is just so goddamned hard to “get another job” once you decide to leave academia (or it decides to leave you).