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is it bad when harvard does it too?

Is it bad when Harvard does it too? Yes. After all the kerfuffle over the CSU ad this past week, it turns out that Harvard’s English Department is using almost the same language for a Comp Lit position. This is

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an update on the CSU ad

I figured this update deserved a new post, rather than adding to the original. Yesterday (Sept. 11) I attended a talk at UTK by current MLA President Michael Bérubé. A member of the audience asked him about the CSU job

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old phds need not apply

Last Thursday, Larry Cebula tweeted about this ad from The Chronicle for an assistant professorship in pre-1900 American Literature at Colorado State University. The text of the ad presents two de rigour required qualifications and one quite surprising one: Required

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Doctor Don Ygnacio Martinez del Escobar, Imposter

A couple of years ago I was briefly inspired to write a short story based on a case I found in the Quito archives of Dr. D.n Ignacio Martinez del Escobar, arrested for posing as a physician (among many other

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the enjoyment of bookstores

I went on a bit of a book-buying binge today. I had a few hours this morning, in part because we’ve been without internet access at home since the storm that roared through the mid-Atlantic on Friday. (We’re lucky. We

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attrition and the year of the MOOC

Like tens of thousands of others, I signed up to take a few of the online course offerings made available through udacity and coursera. And, like tens of thousands of others, I completed nary a one of them. I knew

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the parezcoydigo year in review

It was a pretty good year here at parezcoydigo. Page views were up more than 30%. In looking back at the posts, it’s fun to see what I’ve been preoccupied with in this space, which I’ve tried to keep focused

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