2021 11 01 tweets

I’m continuing to work on the Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing syllabus, which I promise to share once it’s in shape. Today’s ask? Scholarly blogs! They need not be regularly updated, or super polished — what I’m mostly interested in is seeing a scholar work out ideas online.

Mon Nov 01 13:19:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I’m especially interested in links to blogs — your own or others — that use the form as means of exploration for ideas that might \(or might not\) develop into other, more formal things.

Mon Nov 01 13:23:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @CathyNDavidson

Thanks for this, Cathy!

Mon Nov 01 13:27:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @etothczifra and @Openreflections

Ahhhh, thank you!

Mon Nov 01 13:32:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @imaginari_es

This is great — thanks!

Mon Nov 01 13:32:52 +0000 2021

Replying to @imaginari_es

Ooh, I do know all too well that feeling of self-censorship, and the ways it can inhibit exploration.

Mon Nov 01 13:35:46 +0000 2021

Replying to @Comprof1

Thank you!

Mon Nov 01 13:38:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo

Fabulous — thank you! <3

Mon Nov 01 15:31:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @mia_out

Fantastic — thank you, Mia!

Mon Nov 01 15:31:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @drgong and @Bali_Maha

Brilliant — thank you, Regina! \(and thanks @Bali\_Maha\!\)

Mon Nov 01 15:33:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @Literature_Geek

This is perfect, Amanda — thank you!

Mon Nov 01 15:33:38 +0000 2021

Impossible to fathom, somehow: In a week I am apparently going to climb inside a metal tube and wake up in Berlin??? These things don’t really happen anymore, do they? \(Huge thanks to @a\_starre for the invitation, and to Pfizer for the booster\.\) https://twitter.com/knowledgefails/status/1455175942125539336

Mon Nov 01 15:39:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @Bali_Maha and @drgong

Ooh, I would love to see that one!

Mon Nov 01 17:52:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @Bali_Maha and @drgong

Thank you! <3

Mon Nov 01 18:17:36 +0000 2021

The Humanities Commons team is searching for an AWS systems administrator! This position will be joint with the @CALMSU research technology team, and will focus on designing and supporting infrastructure for a range of projects. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508452/information-technologist-ii

Mon Nov 01 19:36:17 +0000 2021

The full position listing for the AWS systems administrator is at the link, but I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508452/information-technologist-ii

Mon Nov 01 19:36:19 +0000 2021

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Wed Nov 03 14:12:28 +0000 2021

A horrible, true fact. https://twitter.com/Karnythia/status/1455920098355650567

Wed Nov 03 15:40:13 +0000 2021

RT @APStamm: Quote of the day:

"If your employees are unhappy, if morale is low, if productivity is down, if everyone seems half asleep an…

Wed Nov 03 16:57:24 +0000 2021

Also: make sure you’re not undercutting the livelihoods of those who are depending upon such fees as primary income. If you \(FT faculty\) work for free, you make it harder for those without your position to charge fair fees. https://twitter.com/roopikarisam/status/1456013253289590787

Wed Nov 03 21:44:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @roopikarisam and @scott_bot

I got a wake up call on this from @biblioracle. It really matters.

Wed Nov 03 21:58:37 +0000 2021

Dick Ohmann was a member of the executive council during my early years working at the MLA. He remained tireless in his determination to make the organization — and the profession — better. https://twitter.com/edrabinski/status/1456224473888268291

Thu Nov 04 12:42:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @moncia, @tmccormick, @MellonFdn, @humcommons, @ericzinner and @DrMarkCarrigan

Right? How nice to see that report again. I’m curious to see how it’s held up.

Fri Nov 05 20:44:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @tmccormick, @moncia, @MellonFdn, @humcommons, @ericzinner and @DrMarkCarrigan


Fri Nov 05 20:47:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @profgabrielle and @sharonmleon

Honestly, the thing that has changed this for me is having a programmable thermostat. I can make it as cool as I need overnight, and then have the heat kick on before I wake up, so that I can bear to get out of bed.

Sat Nov 06 15:12:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @profgabrielle and @sharonmleon

It’s amazing the quality of life change from something so small!

Sat Nov 06 15:15:04 +0000 2021

Planning my spring class on Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing has me reading through a lot of advice on academic writing, some obvious, some ridiculous, but some so mind-blowingly helpful that I wish I’d come across it COUGHCOUGH years ago when I was in grad school.

Sun Nov 07 13:59:36 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It’s never too late, I guess.

Sun Nov 07 13:59:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @bruceholsinger

The best of it’s going into the syllabus; I’ll post it publicly as soon as it’s in shape!

Sun Nov 07 14:02:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @aketchum22

This is the first time out for it, but if it’s successful I plan to do it as often as I can!

Sun Nov 07 15:30:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @aketchum22

Ahhhh, I’ll keep an eye out for it! It sounds perfect.

Sun Nov 07 15:55:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @aketchum22

Fantastic — thank you!

Sun Nov 07 16:00:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @d_kompare

It’s at least triply hard now when, only speaking for myself, I’ve totally forgotten how to travel. Like, how long in advance are you supposed to be at the airport? And how long does it take to get to the airport? And when do you need to have everything in the suitcase in order t

Sun Nov 07 22:00:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @annehelen

Not to overshare, but I just had a biopsy of a lady organ done and while all was benign the phrase “senile atrophy” in the pathology report sure did jump out at me

Mon Nov 08 23:22:30 +0000 2021

RT @jasonrhody: Digital humanities colleagues--did your US-based project/center suffer a setback from the pandemic? Did you create a resour…

Tue Nov 09 15:36:16 +0000 2021

Hey @Aetna, I have been trying to call your customer service line for DAYS, and keep getting the “our office is currently closed” recording. When is your office open? Hint: not at the hours the computer voice seems to think it’s open.

Tue Nov 09 15:56:19 +0000 2021

RT @jfkinstitutefub: TONIGHT at 6 pm CET: Guest lecture at the JFKI by @kfitz on “Failures of Leadership: Rethinking the University in the…

Wed Nov 10 16:14:28 +0000 2021

Getting ready to begin here in Berlin! In person! Also online! https://twitter.com/jfkinstitutefub/status/1458407147532914695

Wed Nov 10 17:14:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @Aetna

So! I got your DM, with your secure email address! Which I wrote to, and from which I have had zero response! It would be delightful to obtain some actual customer service.

Thu Nov 11 15:26:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @arbuckle_alyssa, @mandellc, @RayS6 and @RogersShelagh

Congratulations, Alyssa!

Fri Nov 12 07:11:34 +0000 2021

Our team is growing! Please pass this posting on, and let me know if I can answer questions about the position, the network, or the team! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1459195692786794500

Fri Nov 12 17:23:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @profwernimont


Fri Nov 12 17:33:33 +0000 2021

There was a time when I loved flying, loved airports, loved hotels. Spending the last year and a half staying still in my very own comfortable house has ruined me.

Sat Nov 13 15:06:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @starstoofondly

Yeah, we do this in DH all the time with 491/891 — it’s listed as two courses at the same time with the same instructor, with a “taught in conjunction with” note.

Mon Nov 15 17:58:36 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @starstoofondly

I would not be terribly surprised. We have not gotten any pushback on this from the registrar…

Mon Nov 15 18:58:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @celloandbow, @Stevie_DG and @tressiemcphd

Agreed. And contact the AAUP. The institution has no standing for a suit, but needs to be loudly shamed.

Tue Nov 16 23:19:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve

A new book jacket photo!

Wed Nov 17 13:40:50 +0000 2021

RT @erinroseglass: unique sysadmin job alert!

this is an opportunity to partner with some amazing folks in the humanities on community-dr…

Wed Nov 17 22:17:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @miriamkp

Ugh, I have caught myself doing that in talks — a twitchy desire to make sure those listening are with me. Sigh.

Thu Nov 18 15:40:39 +0000 2021

God, I could vomit.

Fri Nov 19 19:04:06 +0000 2021

Utterly. https://twitter.com/rgay/status/1461767203204730884

Fri Nov 19 21:23:50 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

You know, when I first ran across your Twitter, back in the day, I thought to myself “one day three Senators will publicly denounce her, and I’ll be able to say ‘I followed her when’.”

Sat Nov 20 00:25:57 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM

Hoping to get back to some similar considerations in the days ahead! We should find some time to meet up again… one of these days…

Mon Nov 22 12:20:12 +0000 2021

Earlier this month I had a surgical procedure. Nothing serious, just enough for me to be a bit laid up for a couple of days. The worst of it was being told that I couldn’t swim for two weeks.

Mon Nov 22 22:52:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Today was my first day back in the pool, and I was slow and creaky and loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to get back in tomorrow.

Mon Nov 22 22:53:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2

Exactly. It’s the one reliable way I have of quieting everything.

Mon Nov 22 23:04:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @jonathanvanasco

Thanks! I hope you’re doing well!

Mon Nov 22 23:18:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @jonathanvanasco

Breathing is awesome. :) I’m doing exceedingly well, all things considered!

Tue Nov 23 13:36:30 +0000 2021

Who’s got grey hair and got carded buying wine at the grocery store? This totally middle-aged woman.
/points at head

Tue Nov 23 18:58:06 +0000 2021

Somebody needs to persuade that Dyson guy to invent a silent leaf blower.

Wed Nov 24 18:25:25 +0000 2021

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Mon Nov 29 22:24:48 +0000 2021

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