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a writer in malamud land or the great spanier purge

Prologue: For those with a short memory, Graham Spanier was the 1986-1991 Oregon State University provost who made a mess of the Oregon State English department, then ran away to the University of Nebraska, from which he ran all the way back east…


barry roberts greer exposed

Editors note: A while back a Virginia Commonwealth grad student thought himself insightful for exposing Greer for using, like many writers, a pseudonym. What the student failed to understand, having limited imagination and analytical skills, is the possibility that Greer didn’t really give…


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…


Oregon State University and the end of literacy

Disclaimer We love to publish Barry Roberts Greer but disavow affiliation with anything he writes, says, or does now or after he’s dead. Introduction We had Barry Roberts Greer report on the 60% figure used in the media as the percentage of non-tenure-able…