Monthly Archives for January 2004

Uhhhh….

You know that feeling, where you’re lying in bed with a head stuffed full of nastiness it doesn’t do to describe, doped-up on NyQuil and yet unable to sleep, and the thoughts are flickering through your simultaneously overly-insulated and jangly … Continue reading

30 January 2004 by KF
Categories: random thoughts

Cats and Rats and Elephants

So this morning, I’m flipping through a copy of the New Yorker from several weeks back, and I stumble upon this cartoon. And next thing you know, I’ve got this song stuck in my head, part of which goes: Oh, … Continue reading

28 January 2004 by KF
Categories: random thoughts

How It Turned Out

[Part 3 in a series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.] My father remarried soon after the divorce, married the woman he’d left my mother for (this piece of information my mother does not deny, nor does my stepmother, through … Continue reading

27 January 2004 by KF
Categories: family

Palimpsest

Announcing the launch of Palimpsest, a group-authored weblog devoted to open-source teaching resources. Thanks to George for getting it off the ground.

26 January 2004 by KF
Categories: blogging, teaching

brightly colored food

I just discovered, through roundabout linkage, the blog of a former student of mine, now in grad school studying interaction design. It’s always nice stumbling across familiar folks doing new stuff.

24 January 2004 by KF
Categories: internets

The Book May Not Be Dead…

…but it’s possible that the book review is. Or at least that the serious book-review publication is. Witness this demoralizing development at the New York Times Book Review: as if we didn’t all already know that the NYTBR was skewed … Continue reading

23 January 2004 by KF
Categories: novels

On Publishing and the Public

To continue yesterday’s thoughts: The exchange between Matt and Rory in the comments of my last post leads me to ponder the viability of a genuinely open-source model for the exchange of scholarly writing. Specifically, their conversation has prodded me … Continue reading

23 January 2004 by KF
Categories: academia, mediacommons, publishing

On the Future of Academic Publishing

Dorothea Salo and Timothy Burke have both turned their sights on the state of academic journal publishing, arguing, in slightly different veins, that the move to electronic delivery of such journals is the most affordable, equitable, and just plain sensible … Continue reading

22 January 2004 by KF
Categories: academia, mediacommons, publishing

From Day One

A new semester. One old class, and two new ones. (One overload.) Three new manila folders. One new courseware package. And I’m good to go. The courses, if you’re interested: Introduction to Media Studies Topics in Contemporary Fiction: The Big … Continue reading

21 January 2004 by KF
Categories: teaching

National Book Critics Circle Nominations

Ah, having made our way through the madness of the top-ten lists, award season is upon us. The Bloggies are of course merely one manifestation thereof. And while the various film awards are the ones that get the most press … Continue reading

20 January 2004 by KF
Categories: novels

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