…[W]hy is everyone so afraid to write what they want to write, to publish what they want to publish? Why, we ruminated together, whether we are seeking tenure-track jobs or have tenure already or simply want to get inside the covers of a book, are we besieged by so many anxieties and fears regarding what … More Punctum Books
Passing more of the cost of college on to students (who incur additional debt in the process) means that more of the revenue used to finance higher education is “unsecured.” In California, which is leading the trend towards privatization, more than half of the financing for public colleges now comes from tuition dollars, not state … More “Rhet/comp” and the entrepreneurial university
Clearly what I should read today: 68:1 (June 2015). It has Nicholson on Moro, of course, but it is the issue as a whole that looks nice to me. Axé.
These are speeches that have been given or are about to be given, whose texts I need and must remember to request. Newfield, Christopher. “The Great Mistake: How Private-Sector Models Damage Public Universities, and How They Can Recover.” Presented at University of Washington, Seattle, yesterday. Washington University, Provost. “The University Is Not a Business.” Soon … More Des textes dont j’ai besoin
I was to spend an hour on research and writing this morning but I only spent about five minutes. Then I spent nearly two hours on administration and correspondence. I next spent four hours in class, an hour on class preparation, a half hour at a meeting, and an hour and a half in office … More La disposition du temps
I bought a book that I was tired of getting by inter-library loan. I ordered a good used copy online. It is an overpriced book and I had only ever seen it in paperback. I thought I would receive a paperback copy. When it arrived, it was in hardcover. I heard myself say: “Oh, look! … More “A whole one”
Today’s review item involves Althusser and Lacan. We must study the items named in the title of this post and come to a deeper understanding of them. I am writing about how political euphemism functions to undermine the integrity of the speaker, or rather, the subject(ivity) it interpellates. What I am saying is more naive … More Ideology, subjectivity, and the name of the father
I dreamed I had washed and dried, in the washer and dryer, a wool cloth coat with a faux fur collar, by mistake. This ought to have ruined it, I would have thought, but it came out fine. I dreamed I was at the MLA translating Fernando del Paso, and I had hired a team … More Dreams
We decided we will try to host an MLA roundtable at Philadelphia on 21st century Spanish programs. There is more to come on this, although perhaps not on the blog. We decided our research and writing hours would be M-F 8-9 and Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 and 1-3. These hours can move somewhat (e.g. 7-8, … More Our study group today
Si tu viens un jour je ferme les yeux je laisse les yeux je laisse le bleu mordre Tout lire Mes mots, vertèbres transfigurées Axé.