Publications and Updates
Latest video lecture about how to read literature… Music by Zoe Keating. If you enjoyed this video, you also may enjoy reading Cassie Falke’s “Love and Reading” in the Fall … Continue reading
It’s all about how many different ways that you can think about the same thing… and how our modern educational system discourages that kind of thinking. Definitely worth watching.
You know, when I read things like this – “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall … Continue reading
Great blog post… check it out. ZEN PENCILS – Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks.
I first learned of the blog The Law School Tuition Bubble via George Cornelius, who recently reblogged this latest analysis of law school graduate overproduction by region following statistics provided by … Continue reading
My former colleague Sherry Truffin, now of Campbell University, has launched a new publication. Her latest essay appears in the anthology Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. … Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed. has recently reported that a rather interesting study on student learning conducted by a group of psychologists supports what most of us who have been teaching for any … Continue reading
Guest post by Sheridan Lorraine Father Andrew Greeley – whose novels and essays I’ve read for years — and who helped me come to terms with my ideas about Christianity – … Continue reading
The band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has set William Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” to music: Interesting that these tend to come from indie bands…
New exhibit of Blake-inspired artworks coming up in Cincinnati, OH. Must see.
Fun read by a creative writing professor about his relationship to numbers. I think the recent institutional separation of arts and sciences causes us to forget the historical relationship between … Continue reading
This week in higher ed on the web we have a wonderfully pithy observation by Stephen Colbert that reminds us that cutting education funding is to sell out our own … Continue reading
Reblogged from Punkonomics: Mesmerizing Photographs Of Soldiers’ Faces Before And After A War While the emotional repercussions of war aren’t easy to measure, the before, during, and after pictures of soldiers who … Continue reading
On this Memorial Day, let’s remember that the first victims of war are soldiers — and support them both home and abroad. We’re particularly failing them after they come home. … Continue reading
The following table organizes details of the heads of the tyger featured at the bottom of Blake’s poem “The Tyger” in the different copies available at The William Blake Archive. … Continue reading
I’ve always wondered a bit (and I’m not alone) at the facial expression of the Tyger in Blake’s “The Tyger” — it tends to look a bit silly and sheepish … Continue reading
Yep, Lego finally did it: they built a full-scale version of an x-wing fighter from the original Star Wars movie. It was built in the Czech Republic and shipped to … Continue reading
Believe me, I know the feeling…
Ha… one plus-sized woman’s creative response to Abercrombie & Fitch’s recent comments about who is in their target market — and who is not: Abercrombie & Fitch Ads Reimagined As … Continue reading
There’s been quite a bit of discussion about educational funding in general, especially higher education funding, over the last two to three years. It’s a highly politicized issue, and it … Continue reading
Reblogged from tressiemc: My friend Aaron Bady (who may one day learn to spell my whole name!) had the foresight to publish his excellent analysis of temporality, future fetishization, and … Continue reading
Families develop their schedules around work and school activities that create… opportunities… for different kinds of parent/child bonding. On Thursdays my son Penn (9) has basketball after school, my youngest … Continue reading
The Chronicle‘s “The Strangest Conference I’ve Ever Attended” describes a conference sponsored by Bard about the work of David Birnbaum, author of Summa Metaphysica I and II — both works published by … Continue reading
A Prezi: Contexts for William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience. If you’ve never viewed a Prezi before: 1. “Prezi” is short for “presentation” — think of it like a … Continue reading
Thank you, Michael Deacon. Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown – Telegraph.
I’m posting a link here to my 2010 review of The University Against Itself for Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor. The reviewed anthology is a collection of essays about the failed … Continue reading
In October of 2010 Prof. Alan Liu (U.C. Santa Barbara) liked a post of mine sent to a Digital Humanities listserve and asked me for permission to publish it on … Continue reading
Reblogged from Finding My College: The above graph, which should be of interest to any student who is considering a career in law, was published by Bloomberg as part of … Continue reading
When I first started drafting this blog, I’d just finished the third of three days teaching Jonathan Carroll’s Bones of the Moon. “Teaching” is perhaps a misleading word after the … Continue reading
Reblogged from Love City: I’ve been swimming in data analyses lately. The breadth and depth of data available surrounding arts and culture (and every other facet of our increasingly measurable lives) … Continue reading
The chart below lists educational spending in twelve industrialized countries, comparing each country’s spending to student performance: Via: MAT@USC | Master’s of Arts in Teaching Educational spending for just these … Continue reading
Before I get around to talking about being a student in an institution (I write about being a student outside of an institution later), I would like you to consider three … Continue reading
If you’ve been shopping for colleges you might have read about four and six year graduation rates. These rates are indicators of what percentage of entering freshmen graduate four years … Continue reading
“The Lion King: Hamlet and the Myth of Happy Vengeance” is my September 2003 Metaphilm article exploring both the Disney classic as a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the implications of … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a variety of blogs about the process of choosing a college and major and feel that none of them really get to the point. All of them … Continue reading
A link to my article “V for Vendetta: V for Vindictive” originally published May 2006 on Metaphilm which reads the Wachowski Brothers’ V for Vendetta as a melodramatic reaction to the … Continue reading
“The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Fear of a Vegan World” considers Nick Park’s gothic masterpiece as a response to vegetarianism by a meat-eating soul. If the premise of this essay … Continue reading
“Finding Hulko” is my July 2003 Metaphilm article describing how Finding Nemo and The Hulk exploit very similar family dramas for the sake of political commentary. Once again, if you think … Continue reading
1968 — DAIRY VALLEY, CA. Downtown Dairy Valley: the intersection of two lane Gridley Rd. and Artesia Blvd. On one corner the Tastee Freeze stood like a fortress of pleasure … Continue reading
The schedule has now been set and registration is open for William Blake’s Manuscripts: A One-Day Symposium. This symposium will be held at the Huntington Library on June 7th, 2013, and … Continue reading
“The Tower in Ancient Literature” is my 1998 essay for towerofbabel.com surveying the Tower of Babel in ancient semitic literatures and meditating on its commentary on wealth, power, and politics. … Continue reading
A link to my essay about Casino Royale and recovering British masculinity originally published March 2007 on Metaphilm.
I’m linking here to an essay that I wrote for Salinger.org my first year of graduate school, maybe 13 years ago: “A Section Man’s Experience of The Catcher in the … Continue reading
I’m reposting here an article of mine from 2005: “Subverting the Mechanisms of Control: Baudrillard, The Matrix Trilogy, and the Future of Religion” from the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. … Continue reading
I have published a review of the latest Norton edition of Blake’s works, Blake’s Poetry and Designs, to Zoamorphosis.com.
I’ve posted a review of Michael Phillips’s edition of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell to Zoamorphosis.com.
I’ve just posted a review of John H. Jones’s Blake on Language, Power, and Self-Annihilation to Zoamorphosis.com
I’ve published a review of Sarah Haggarty’s Blake’s Gifts: Poetry and the Politics of Exchange on Zoamorphosis.com.