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anatomy of criticism/a murder

Heh, there's this overblown novel out of Australia called "Seven Types of Ambiguity." I hope "The Intentional Fallacy" isn't taken yet.

It turns out that Stanley Fish, of all people, writes an "inside academia" column for the Chronicle of Higher Education. It's a bit silly, but insofar as it's about the silliness of academic life, I suppose that makes sense. Somewhere in there he talks to an administrator who describes professors as "infantilized," which is probably true, even if it's a Hobbesian playpen.

I was on the Chronicle's site because I wanted to know who is hiring fiction writers for academic positions. As it turns out, the answer is St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. I spent two days trying to reconcile myself to the idea, then ran across a friend from Minnesota and asked her what she knew about the city of St. Cloud. She thought for a moment and said, "I think they have a lot of birth defects." But it turns out I'm not even qualified for that; they want someone who has taught nonfiction writing too.

 

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