Cory Leonard

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In career on October 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

A little bit of inside baseball–but rollicking good fun (the kind that pokes your eyes out a la Greek tragedy) making light of the liberal arts academic job search world:

Ohio University announces that it will not be hiring in English this year, as part of the university’s mission to shrink the department to the size where you can drown it in a bathtub.

via MLA Jobs.

 

Do Novels Teach “Critical Thinking”? (Maybe, maybe not).

In career on October 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

On the “subconscious conversations” that reading a massive, challenging novel entails:

Reading is geologic—it takes vast amounts of time and pressure. Worse, however, is that I’ll forget most of what I read in Eliot’s masterpiece. Even now, close to finished but still immersed in the text, I confuse characters: Was Fred Vincy the one who owed money, or was it Ladislaw? And what’s the young, ambitious doctor’s name again?

via Ambiguous Pleasures – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.