2021 09 01 tweets

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty


Wed Sep 01 20:41:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @kylebeachy

Dude. Sally Rooney. Normal People. Read it if you haven’t. It’s very good company to be in!

Tue Sep 07 22:00:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @kylebeachy

Dang, leave it to me to be overly literal at the end of the day. Sigh.

Tue Sep 07 22:12:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @kylebeachy

Yeah, and also thanks for letting me off the hook with that.

Tue Sep 07 22:17:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @kristinarola

Kristin!!! Sending huge virtual hugs your way.

Thu Sep 09 13:25:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @pubkat

I’ve only been back to mine once. Or rather, I’ve only attempted to go back to mine once: I left my keys at home. We have all completely forgotten how to office.

Thu Sep 09 13:26:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @pubkat

I’m making a second attempt today. It will be interesting to see what I forget this time.

Thu Sep 09 13:27:50 +0000 2021

We’re beginning the review of applications for these two positions, and we’d love to see one from you! Get them in ASAP at the links in the thread. @humcommons https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1430881651740008450

Fri Sep 10 18:43:03 +0000 2021

There’s an opinion piece in that increasingly baitclicky higher ed rag this afternoon that presents itself as considering whether it’s ever okay to “enunciate” That Slur in the classroom. /1

Fri Sep 10 19:15:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Always with the attempted referential distance of quotation marks, but always there. /4

Fri Sep 10 19:15:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

The author and the publisher choose to pursue this question, however, in a piece that “enunciates” That Slur OVER AND OVER. Multiple times per paragraph. /3

Fri Sep 10 19:15:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Not “use” That Slur, obviously, but say it out loud in the context of, say, a quotation. And it goes on to note that a number of faculty have been disciplined for doing so. /2

Fri Sep 10 19:15:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I honestly do not care what the answer is. This marks the end of my engagement with that publication. I’ll be sorry to miss out on pieces like my friend @MichaelBerube1’s excellent column this week on protecting faculty from social media shitstorms. /8

Fri Sep 10 19:15:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

That publication:

\(a\) does not care
\(b\) was aiming to stir up reactions like mine
\(c\) both \(a\) and \(b\) /7

Fri Sep 10 19:15:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

How, I ask the author and the publisher, might someone who has actually been subjected to That Slur in its original context — not safely within “quotation marks” — feel when pummeled by it in a professional publication? /6

Fri Sep 10 19:15:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I — a white woman from the deep South who grew up with That Slur all around me — felt gut-punched by the first paragraph. Another few sentences in and I couldn’t continue. /5

Fri Sep 10 19:15:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

But I cannot support a publication that is willing to assault its readers so blatantly and so pointlessly. So… /fin

Fri Sep 10 19:15:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd and @EthanWatrall

I literally walked into R’s office and said that.

Mon Sep 13 20:10:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo

For obvious reasons, I had a Specific Point of View when I wrote this essay, but I’ll stand by its core principles: Citations should be usable and consistent. And beyond that, ¯\_\(ツ\)_/¯ https://www.lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-future-of-academic-style-why-citations-still-matter-in-the-age-of-google/

Wed Sep 15 14:21:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @kwazana

I could not agree more.

Wed Sep 15 18:25:57 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Could that be an abbreviation of “DH Research Highlights,” at noon on Wednesday, featuring presentations by recent DH@MSU seed grant recipients?

\(But on the larger point, the non\-working\-together of Outlook/Google calendars is a nightmare\.\)

Wed Sep 15 22:23:48 +0000 2021

So excited to see this project move forward! https://twitter.com/HuMetricsHSS/status/1438543052155625485

Thu Sep 16 17:12:54 +0000 2021

I… this one cuts deep. Especially here. Especially this week. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/our-faculty-success-initiative-redefines-everything-you-thought-you-knew-about-faculty-and-success

Sat Sep 18 23:44:52 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Congratulations!!! I hope it was fab.

Sun Sep 19 15:16:25 +0000 2021

I’m teaching a grad seminar in the spring called “Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing.” I may have to add this to the semester’s work. https://twitter.com/pmckelveyphd/status/1439637356043292676

Sun Sep 19 17:43:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

This aside, the course is going to focus on note taking as an act of writing, on blogging/op-eds/other forms of public writing, on reviews and evaluations, and on grant proposals. I’d love suggestions for really great examples of these and other peculiar genres.

Sun Sep 19 17:51:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo

Yep! I’ve got Ahrens on the reading list. :)

Sun Sep 19 18:22:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @jennisifire

Ooh, that’s a good one.

Sun Sep 19 18:22:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve

Ha! I think proposals will figure as a larger category, but I want to focus particularly on grant/fellowship proposals, given their total weirdness and their utter necessity. Book proposals are also strange but much closer to home.

Sun Sep 19 18:24:23 +0000 2021

Replying to @remikalir, @anterobot and @LSEImpactBlog

Thanks for this link! I like that idea quite a lot, especially in its intersections with both reviews and public writing.

Sun Sep 19 18:34:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @rootandskyfarm

Absolutely! I’ll be happy to make it available.

Sun Sep 19 19:54:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @leo_elo_ole

Thanks so much for this! It’s great to know the book is still out there doing the work. Do you happen to have an online version of that syllabus? I’d love to see it!

Mon Sep 20 12:40:00 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: We're looking for a User Engagement Specialist! Please check it out and pass on to your networks. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507722/specialist-outreachfixed-term h…

Tue Sep 21 16:00:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @ryancordell

Here in MI we’re on the western edge of the eastern time zone, so it stays lighter late but the sun comes up at like 8am in the winter. I might trade.

Wed Sep 22 01:15:04 +0000 2021

Replying to @veek and @ryancordell

It’s so true. I’ve gone from being totally resistant on the scheduling side to being a true believer, irritated with my non-Outlook-using colleagues that I can’t just check their calendars and name a time that I know will work.

Thu Sep 23 18:42:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

I caved and turned on the heat this morning. I felt bad about it but not all that bad.

Thu Sep 23 22:35:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon


Thu Sep 23 22:37:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @edrabinski

They are way too adorable. But also tell them to stop growing. I need them to remain smol.

Fri Sep 24 21:21:48 +0000 2021

Christ in a sidecar, this is terrifying. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/robert-kagan-constitutional-crisis/

Sun Sep 26 12:36:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @chutry

Yep. And depending on what happens in 2022, they may have an all too receptive audience for it.

Sun Sep 26 18:29:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym

FedEx has become disastrously bad. I had a package coming from NJ to MI which took a direct route, but spent over 24 hours on the ground 80 miles from here, and then another 24 hours on the ground less than 10 miles from here.

Mon Sep 27 13:11:50 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym


Mon Sep 27 13:20:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @hels

I want your dream life.

Tue Sep 28 16:43:46 +0000 2021

NOW there is drama??? https://twitter.com/AskAManager/status/1442867453139116034

Tue Sep 28 16:53:06 +0000 2021

Huge, huge, huge congratulations to a stellar new class of MacArthur Fellows, including @safiyanoble @NicoleFleetwoo2 and @KeeangaYamahtta !!!

Tue Sep 28 17:06:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym

Unbelievable. Or, sadly, all too believable. I got a notification yesterday of a package being sent via FedEx from NC. I was not pleased.

Tue Sep 28 17:11:58 +0000 2021

PS: I wrote new sentences today. They actually belong in the project I’ve been struggling with. Some of them are not terrible! I am thinking of awarding myself a prize. Or at least a cookie.

Tue Sep 28 17:13:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @kalanicraig

Love it.

Tue Sep 28 21:08:28 +0000 2021

This horror story is down to everyone who could get vaccinated but chooses not to. It’s not about your freedom. It’s about consequences for all of us. https://twitter.com/summerbrennan/status/1442806675325476867

Tue Sep 28 23:40:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @triciamatthew

I feel this so deeply. \(Hope things get better soon\!\)

Wed Sep 29 16:47:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon


Wed Sep 29 23:17:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @kristinarola

Dreams are something! Last night I dreamed I was doing something important but got distracted as things morphed into one of my recurrent dream tropes — at which point I thought “oh crap, this is a dream, I fell asleep, I have to wake up and get back to that important thing.” 🤪

Thu Sep 30 12:24:26 +0000 2021

RT @jeroenson: 📣 save-the-date! Join the sessions to learn from these use cases:

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Thu Sep 30 14:27:45 +0000 2021

If the non-terrible sentences I wrote a couple of days ago warranted a cookie, I think turning 500 words of bumpy outline into 1000 words of non-crappy prose today warrants chocolate ice cream for lunch.

Thu Sep 30 14:28:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @gmbritton

This looks like a case for @kylebeachy.

Thu Sep 30 15:51:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @firegythia

I trust you on soundness!

Fri Oct 01 03:44:41 +0000 2021