On Academia

General Reflections on Academia: Its Culture and Practices

Policy and Prejudice: My Promotion Postmortem (November 2016)

Fear of Failing (September 26, 2016)

Academic Enclaves (September 14, 2016)

The Myth and the Mystery of Scholarly “Value” (August 19, 2016)

What We’re (Really) Talking About When We Talk About Time to Read (April 10, 2016)

The Conference Convention (February 23, 2016)

On Being Neither Fish Nor Fowl (September 25, 2014)

Processes and Products: The Academic Self (September 20, 2013)

‘Move it or lose it’: on stagnation and (im)mobility (March 12, 2013)

Intellectual Curiosity: True Confessions Edition (February 27, 2013)

“On the Duties of Professors” (January 29, 2012)

More Ph.D. Puzzlement (October 9, 2011)

Reality Check: ‘The Applicant’s Publication Record is Spotty’ (June 15, 2011)

The Ph.D. Conundrum (April 18, 2011)

Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas (March 10, 2010)

The ‘Skills’ Argument Sounds Even Worse When We’re Talking About Ph.D.s in the Humanities (January 23, 2010)

The Case for the Humanities (January 22, 2010)

Is Arguing for the Practical Utility of Literary Studies Ultimately Self-Defeating? (January 20, 2010)

The Impact of the Humanities (November 23, 2009)

Ph.D. Problems: Louis Menand (November 10, 2009)

Why Books? (April 22, 2009)

CFP Blues (September 15, 2008)

The Murmuring of Innumerable Bees (July 9, 2008)

Publish or Shut Up (February 7, 2008)

On (Academic) Blogging

The Case for ‘Intelligent, Bloggy Bookchat by Scholars’: How’s It Looking? (January 24, 2015)

Some Afterthoughts on Academic Blogging (January 26, 2015)

Where Blogging Leads: A  Bit More About How Things Add Up (May 22, 2014)

Blogging: Accept no substitutes! (June 5, 2013)

Should Graduate Students Blog? (March 19, 2013)

Blogging and Intellectual Curiosity (February 22. 2013)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Academic Blogging (May 5, 2012)

‘The Measure of Blogging’: More from Leonard Cassuto (September 1, 2011)

Cassuto on Blogs: ‘I have nothing against them, but I don’t read them either’ (July 4, 2011)

On Research and Scholarship

Research That Matters: Knowledge and Novelty (March 18, 2012)

Reading and Research Redux: The Somerville Novelists Project (March 11, 2012)

When is Reading Research? (February 5, 2012)

This Week at Work: Some Reflections on Our Research Culture (January 25, 2012)

Mark Bauerlein’s “The Research Bust” (December 12, 2011)

Lit Crit 2.o (Prezi for BAVS, September 2011)

Updated September 7, 2017

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