Yearly Archives for 2003

New Year’s Eve

I’ve returned from the MLA adventure, and the Louisiana adventure before that, and the London adventure before that. I’m not, as Liz is, the kind of person who ordinarily prefers sleeping in her own bed, but after the better part … Continue reading

31 December 2003 by KF
Categories: life, travel

The Last Days of Blogging

Mabel, pack up the kids. We’re outta here. Okay, not really. But this was nonetheless my first reaction when I picked up the USA Today left on my hotel room doorstep this morning. Right on the first page, below the … Continue reading

30 December 2003 by KF
Categories: blogging

Holidays

I’ve apparently gone on another hiatus, without really intending to do so; the hubbub surrounding the MLA issues discussed here caught me a little by surprise. Once that died down, and I cleared out a bit of head-space to ponder … Continue reading

23 December 2003 by KF
Categories: travel

MLA and the Single Girl

Yesterday, on Invisible Adjunct, a post referencing an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required, alas), entitled “Signifyin’ at the MLA,” which documents the many hi-larious paper and session titles contained in this year’s program via the device … Continue reading

18 December 2003 by KF
Categories: academia, conferences

Ach!  My Eyes!

Always on the hunt for a way to be of greater service, Planned Obsolescence hereby brings you The World’s Worst Newspaper-Headline Pun Ever, which, I kid you not, was the teaser above the masthead on the front page of yesterday’s … Continue reading

18 December 2003 by KF
Categories: internets

Jet Lag

I’m back in London, this week, and so this marks my fourth experience of the bone-crushing Los Angeles-to-Europe time-zone-change in the last six months. Complaining about such a set of experiences would be unseemly, of course; let me be clear … Continue reading

17 December 2003 by KF
Categories: travel

In the Interim

This is a difficult post to write. Every post after an unintended hiatus is hard — how to explain the absence; how to rediscover momentum — but this one carries its own peculiar difficulties. When last I wrote anything of … Continue reading

16 December 2003 by KF
Categories: publishing

Ahem.

08 December 2003 by KF
Categories: life

This Week

The good news: It’s been over 48 hours, and I haven’t yet fallen into the “oh, sure, I got tenure, but what have I done for me lately?” that usually develops mighty quickly. The bad news: It’s pre-registration week, and … Continue reading

04 December 2003 by KF
Categories: work

Definitions

Anxiety is a phone that doesn’t ring when it’s supposed to. Anticlimactic is discovering that the message was left on your office voice mail last night.

02 December 2003 by KF
Categories: academia

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