Category Archives: Supporting the Next Generation

Inevitable Setbacks in the Equally Inevitable Victory

After the 2005 London subway bombings, there was a vast and immediate response by the English, which spread almost worldwide within days. We are not afraid. We can hold onto anger and fear. Or we can recognize that it won’t be long until those who hate become irrelevant. We are at… Read more »

Words Unspoken in My Home

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Class Traitor

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Copying the masters

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Competitive Bids

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Women’s Work

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Intellectual Genres

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I was at a writers’ conference a few years ago, in a session led by an acquisition editor from Penguin. (Don’t you just love the idea that the publisher is called Penguin, by the way?) Anyway, she was telling us about the shelving codes used by publishers to help booksellers departmentalize… Read more »

The space between

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The world of the student is filled with mechanisms for identifying and rewarding talent. Talent on certain terms, of course, but talent nonetheless. We pack thirty kids into a room and we ask them all to do the same thing. Some will do it better than others. We repeat that… Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day

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I am not, myself, a mother. Nor am I a father. So I have no personal grounds to make any comments about the nature of parenthood within an academic structure. No endearing little stories, no heartwarming tales of family life. In fact, I almost posted the book’s entry on children… Read more »