Category Archives: Academia

Erasures in La Vague

I work in a library that has been weeding thousands of books (outdated, water damaged, and otherwise in poor condition– it had not been weeded in years and we’re downsizing as our research/space needs change), so my friends and I … Continue reading

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Curate What You Know

In my “other life,” I’m a librarian. I’ve tried to integrate my poetry life with my library life by hosting poetry readings at the library.  My guest blog post on Library as Incubator Project describes our main library program, the Indian … Continue reading

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An evaluation of the last 10 months

I’ve finished my coursework for my Library Science degree (the MLS).

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Protected: Health updates etc.

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Protected: Things that are not Real

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It’s LIS Finals Time

And now we get to see how I’ve managed to relate my real life to my LIS life in my final projects.  First complete project: a very personal, very condensed, almost to the point of being just plain wrong, look … Continue reading

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Thesaurus Project

So here’s the short paper that resulted from the previous post…

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Difficulties of Cataloging Artists’ Books

I’m doing a few of my LIS projects on artists’ books, and I’m currently doing one on contemporary poetic objects by women, incorporating works from Hex Press, Dusie, recombinant dna press, Big Game Books, dos press, ellectrique press, and a … Continue reading

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Archive Fever

I don’t think I mentioned this here. But, I am going back to school this fall for the Master of Library Science degree. 

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Poetry Collection Assistant Curator

If you have a Ph.D. in English, experience working in libraries (especially Special Collections), and an interest in 20th Century poetry, there’s a great job posting for an Assistant Curator at the UB Poetry Collection.  The salary is $50-55k, which … Continue reading

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Demographics

I asked my students what their favorite books, movies, and colors were and whether they had a job. These were some of the more frequent answers, in order of popularity:

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Protected: Checking in

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Issue 2!

Ripping or riffing off the idea of Issue 1 (are the editors of Issue 1 going to sue?), Erika Staiti (not that Erika) has put together Issue 2, a log of all the blog and listserv comments that came right … Continue reading

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First Day of School

So, this last week was super stressful with apartment searching, working OT at the BPO, scraping enough money together for a deposit on the apartment, and stressing out about school, but I did finally find an apartment and I got … Continue reading

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“At one point, students were expected to take part in Democracy.”

So stated Arabella today regarding the roots of Freshman Comp.

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The back-up / Magical thinking

When we applied for college, we were told to apply for “back-up schools.” These were the schools you’d go to if you didn’t get into an Ivy League or a prestigious $30k East Coast liberal arts school. Despite the shame, … Continue reading

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Chris Fritton Did Not Write This Post

Currently I’m working a sales job at the BPO and in two weeks I’ll start adjunct teaching at UB. I will also try to pick up another low-hours, low-pay job, probably retail sales. The question, then, is what I’m going … Continue reading

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The Nightmare

So I’m trying to save up enough money for one month’s rent and a security deposit so I can move out of my current apartment (which only costs $125/mo but which I share with three boys and in which my … Continue reading

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Don’t fence me in

I ran out of Duras books so I moved on to Magdalena Tulli, a contemporary Polish author whose novels I love. She really makes me think, though, so it’s slow-going… I can only read 5-10 pages before I have to … Continue reading

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Protected: Incessant job interviews

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Wandering thoughts on Academia and job-hunting

Although there were many straws on the camel’s back by the time it broke with regard to academia (I will not begin to list the discouraging, disrespectful, condescending, limiting, frustrating comments from more than one faculty member at UVA, including … Continue reading

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Protected: 2008 is going to be different

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Protected: Things I will miss about Charlottesville

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Protected: French people can’t speak Swedish

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Thinking of Joyce last night, which inevitably led to thinking about Zukofsky, made me wonder (again) why I’m not working on either of those authors for my dissertation. Of course, I haven’t started my diss., so I could still work … Continue reading

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magic words

Know any? Abracadabra doesn’t work. I bet some of these word verification words are magic. It’s just to find out which ones work. There must be some. I got a big Oxford History of English Literature book in the mail … Continue reading

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to the Victorianists

You know what book I really like? Goethe’s Elective Affinities. I read it for a course on Benjamin and the ethics of criticism with Rodolphe Gasche. I read it both before and after the class and it is enjoyable without … Continue reading

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As with The Great Gatsby last week, rereading The Sound and the Fury for the first time since college and finding it hilarious. (“Time heals all wounds”? Ha!) My sense of humor has become awfully dark; I was laughing aloud … Continue reading

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