Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Academic Job Market Is Terrible So Stop Telling Me Not To Give Up

If you are in any way connected with the sad, sad story of the academic job market, you are no doubt aware that the JIL came out recently. The storied MLA Job Information List informs academics about the few (and … Continue reading

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Jobs, Outsourcing, Futility, Despair

A couple of days ago, I went back to the shelter that I wrote about here for a second round of “job readiness” volunteer work with the residents there. This time, I worked with a woman, Maxine, who has three … Continue reading

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How Alaskan Cruises and Graduate School Are the Same

Sometimes you have to stop working for social justice and go on a cruise. That’s right, I went on a cruise. To Alaska! Some very generous people paid for my ticket. Well, okay, it was my parents who are thrilled … Continue reading

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