Click on the headline of this post to see my three-way-tie for favorite editor, Brock Read, report on THE MOST IMPORTANT HIGHER ED STORY OF OUR TIME.
Click the headline of this post to see why I can now die happy. #ButtScan is officially news!
Bringing a little much-needed gallows humor to the indignity of the academic job search, here (you can also just click on the title of this post) is the first in my Market Crash Course (get it? Because the market CRASHED?) series for Vitae. I believe my objections to the current dossier process are unassailable. My solution might need work, but hey, at least I offered one.
Now I must return to the cross upon which I spend my days nailed. Because I’M A MARTYR, GET IT? For serious, though, I just have to go teach. 54 paper conferences in a row–is there anything that can fry a teacher’s brain more than attempting to reconfigure that many essays in real-time? #friedout
My latest on Slate–on JFranz’s weirdpants new hybrid text The Kraus Project, Franzen’s collaborators, including a deserved shout-out to my former colleague the fabulous Paul Reitter, and Kraus’s friends and associates, some of whom were grade-A batshit nutballs–and thus could not be more amazing to read.
A really interesting, in-depth and very honest and frank essay about one woman feeling like she is being eaten alive by her academic self and the world that self lives in. And I thought *I* was Feeling All The Feelings!