Welcome to Sunday. I had three essays and five blog posts published this week. I filed an essay for the Chronicle, sent out a lot of pitches, and am waiting on edits for a feature. I’m also revising a book proposal and, someday, hope to be able to announce something about that.
I’d like you to read my post – Love Song for a Neoliberal University: StarbucksU
The Atlantic magazine has a big feature on the first crop of Starbucks employees to go to college under their widely publicized plan, and while it’s overall a fair and well-written piece, there are implicit anti-intellectual biases in the description of what a university is for. As my friend Professor Matt Gabriele says, we allow others to define and describe the university at our peril.
My published work:
I also wrote two pieces of cultural criticism this week, one on disability in Daredevil, and the next on a terrific new novel by medievalist Bruce Holsinger.
- Daredevil and Scenes of Ordinary Disability (Vice.com, 4/20/15)
- “The Net is the Meat:” Bruce Holsinger’s Medieval Fiction (Tor.com, 4/20/15)
My other blogs:
- Stagger – I would like to sell you a CD! – My band has made a damn good Irish rock album!
- Medieval (Dan) Savage – A medievalist writes to Dan Savage
- Writing: 59 Weeks, 64 Essays – Lots and lots of words
- Daredevil is Blind – Yes, he’s a superhero, but he still can’t read a cell phone without assistive technology
Thanks for reading!