dark ages

#SaveAshgate

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[I’m not writing a proper full blog post myself: I couldn’t do this matter due justice as my word-brain is fried after marking, finally crashing after working since 6 a.m. So I will hand you over to other people who can address it better, more elegantly and eloquently: Eileen A. Joy follows below (I added links, and images from Schuiten & Peeters Les Cités obscures), and other text is from Custodians Online and Rabia Gregory:]

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UPDATE on ‪#‎saveashgate‬ petition-campaign: the Burlington, Vermont office did close on Nov. 25, while plans for the UK office are still up in the air. In addition, it has been announced that the list price of most existing Ashgate titles will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $149.95 / £95.00 per title. (more…)

“so you want to get a PhD in the humanities?” (2)

A sequel– (more…)

on truth

and how it hurts. Painful. Bitter. Sad.
Saddest of all, the peril that lurks, looms over, and verily haunts post-PhD folks: the fear of becoming bitter.
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more dark-age gloaming, in response to Situation SUNY

Well, at least it’s no longer just mere people in French departments who are weighing in, or other scared people in danger of extinction elsewhere in the humanities.

Hope this doesn’t mean the wrong sort of validation for a simplistic interpretation of all that jazz about “the post-human.”

Over to the proper grown-ups now…

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