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Flogging books

The Editors: The following email conversation took place after writer and former comp dog Barry Roberts Greer took Timmy Mayers to task on insidehighered.com for saying Greer used the IHE comment boards to “flog” his indie books. Timothy Mayers teaches English at Millersville…


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…


Corporate U, Inc.

Cal fires still burn Now four firefighters are injured and at least five people are dead in the Valley and Butte fires of Northern California, each over 70,000 acres now with hundreds of homes and buildings destroyed, looters being arrested, and cadaver dogs…


Once more unto the breach

Okay, if you’re new to college teaching as a grad student or one of those former grad students hired off the street to meet enrollment demand, we recommend reading the following title to hang onto your mental health: “Notes from the Academic Underground,”…