Archive for the 'Scholarly' Category

Imagining Sleep

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 Remember how I’ve been alluding to a “project” that I started working on in January of 2007? This is it: I’ve decided that it is done enough so I can start to talk about it, and ask for feedback. First, some background: As you may know, when I left my last academic job […]


Friday, December 14th, 2007

Chiasmus is probably my favorite rhetorical device. JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” is a well-known one. I also like “Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you,” which is also the title of Mardy Grothe’s book on chiasmus. A […]

When it rains

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Well, it’s not really raining, much less pouring, but there is a definite sprinkle over my head in the scholarly realm. I came home from San Diego to a letter from the MLA telling me that they are going to publish an article I wrote for the new collection Approaches to Teaching Claire de Duras’s […]

The State of Sleeping Beauty

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

I haven’t written at all on this blog about my scholarly projects. That’s because I have an academic’s habit of keeping those sorts of thing close to the vest. But as I am no longer officially affiliated with the academy, perhaps it’s time to loosen up. I’ve added a new category for my posts, called […]