Those of us in higher education know @AcademicsSay (aka "Shit Academics Say"), by Prof. Nathan Hall, as one of the most hilarious, sustaining things to look forward to in our workday. SAS has started a new blog, SAS Confidential, and I'm so pleased that he chose to add my essay, "Me and My Shadow CV" (originally in the Chronicle of Higher Education) to his curated content. Many thanks to those readers who have written me to say they've found this piece useful or comforting. As awful as academic rejection is, at its best, it can be reorienting and motivating.
I have a piece in Inside Higher Ed today, reflecting on university race relations, now and then: ."Mizzou Legacy" I am grateful to all of the students, staff, faculty, and administrators who are still working to realize visions of fairness and equality at our institutions of higher education, rather than to ignore or obstruct them.
Here's the cover for our forthcoming book! It was revealed today by our fabulous publisher, Valancourt Books. Our edition of Jane West's A Gossip's Story (1796)--a probable source text for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility--will be out December 15th. (In the meantime, send me some creative, enticing Janeite stocking-stuffer sentences to use in the publicity materials?)
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).