Convocation: Conclusions

These are the conclusions that we’ve come to at the Convocation on Scholarly Communication, as I hear them: We, the faculty, have a lot of power. We need to get off our asses and change how we do things. Tenured faculty have to get off their asses especially. They owe it to their untenured junior colleagues, or they’ll very soon find themselves without any junior colleagues. We have to actually.. Read More


I was talking with Christopher Armitage last night over dinner at the Convocation on Scholarly Communication. He said that when he teaches Shakespeare these days, he doesn’t focus on Hamlet’s issues with his dead father, or his issues with his uncle, or his mother fixation, or his girlfriend problems. Instead, he focuses on the political situation – that is, Norway marching on Poland through Denmark – and how this conflicted.. Read More