Blinky Blinks

Well, this daily blogging business in November hasn’t worked out so well, has it? I’m sorry, dear readers, but what can I do? There’s stuff that’s on my mind that isn’t really blog fodder and I already force myself to do plenty that I don’t want to do in real life; I refuse to do that when it comes to my hobbies.

Instead, here is some interesting reading. If you read just one, I recommend the fourth one (the one in The Cut).

Publishing with literary agents




  1. XYK, I have a question. My colleague is moving to Canada for a TT job and I was going to buy your Academaze book as a present. However, I was wondering how much it actually applies to Canada (I am neither in US nor in Canada, so can’t really estimate this)? If it doesn’t, would you perhaps be able to recommend some other book about surviving TT track in Canadian academia?

  2. Hi AnonP, if it’s a research school in Canada, I would imagine nearly all of Academaze still applies. (Canadian readers, what do you say?) I know people have told me that most of Academaze is relevant in Australia and Europe. So, while I understand this sounds self-serving, I think you can go ahead and get your colleague a copy of Academaze and wish him/her good luck on the TT journey on behalf of the blog readers!

  3. What? Anais Nin is supposed to be inspiring?!

    That Cut letter is something. The author sounds clinically depressed.

  4. “If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.” Einstein perfectly captured how I feel about student evaluations. Happy grading, everyone.

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