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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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writing a job letter

It’s that time of year again… time to sharpen one’s job market skills. As someone who secured tenure-track employment inside of the last five years, I frequently have finishing grad students ask for help in preparing their dossier for the

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