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The Umpqua (CC) metaphor

Update 16 Oct: The working title for “Kill the English Department” has been changed to “Scone: Yet another academic farce,” which Greer tells us is far more appropriate. Further editing delays have prevented publication until the week of October 18. We’ll see. After…


Fred Waage writes a novel(la)

Review of “The Birth Spoon” by Fred Waage East Tennessee State University English professor (since 1978) Fred Waage claimed on the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment chat board that writing literature and criticism are equivalent. Any lit prof can write…


Attack of Max42, academic troll

Updates: Time magazine reported on August 6 about administrative bloat and inflated salaries in higher education. Graham Spanier was the rule, not the exception. Time based much of its reporting on data collected by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The CCAP…


Chapter 8 — Yes it does flow downhill (draft)

Editors Note: The usual disclaimer. What follows is fiction by Barry Roberts Greer printed here, though we plan to distance ourselves from any association once our commitment to publish the draft is fulfilled. We had no idea he intended to to this. Chapter…