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Pod People: Brave New Worlds of Digital Audio Drama

Pod People: Brave New Worlds of Digital Audio Drama

Oct 30, 2016

For the last several months I have been lucky enough to have been on writing sabbatical from my university. As such, I have often found myself around and about my hometown during the day. I feel like I am a strange figure, writing in coffee shops, making enemies of baristas, running errands, and looking, to all but the most enlightened of observers, decadently unemployed. In an effort to stave off the effects of my increasingly sedentary life...

The Short Story: A Print Culture Reading

The Short Story: A Print Culture Reading

Dec 9, 2012

Over the last few decades, the short story has been the subject of a fierce medical dispute. Observers have gathered to ask, like Ishmael of the Leviathan in Moby-Dick...

On Literary Darwinism

On Literary Darwinism

Jun 1, 2012

As I inform my students exhaustedly year on year, cultural criticism is concerned with asking crucial questions about the world...