“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex Land

...for the MLA, my profession's annual convention of envy, speed and anxiety set against the backdrop of -4F Chicago.

Please my fellow participants try to maintain a level of softness of soul. You would make humans and octopuses proud that way.

Good luck to me interview candidates and paper givers: you are many this year.

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