We’ve gone on a bit of a hiatus here, as you can no doubt tell. The hellish end of semester rituals gave way to travel preparations, which gave way to the actual travel. Planned Obsolescence is spending the week in Amsterdam, and will next week be in Prague. We’ll be back in mid-June with newish reports, which will, as is inevitable in these parts, not remain new very long.
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Over the holiday break, I did a lot of work to migrate my 20-year-old blog out of WordPress and into the Jekyll/GitHub configuration you see here. It was both a fun and an instructive process, but it surfaced several ongoing questions for me:
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I’m a little late in getting this posted, but I delivered the paper below at MLA 2023 as part of a session entitled “How the Liberal Arts Works,” organized by Julia Mickenberg. It draws on the work I’ve been doing toward (what I sincerely hope will be) the final revision of Leading Generously. To...