Satisfaction, y’all: what is it good for?

The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon was strong with me this week. It’s end of term, end of the academic year, and we’re all caught up in the requesting (begging) of student feedback, along with its requisite trauma. ...

Yes, I’m Still Working

You may have noticed few writing or PhD-related posts in the past couple of weeks. That would be because I am currently crushed beneath a dump-truck’s worth of student papers to mark. Back to our ...

Teaching in Second Life

New experiences are rad. Scary sometimes, occasionally baffling, often frustrating…but every once in a while, they’re just rock-on cool. I lead a seminar for an Intro to New Media course in our department. Part of ...

Eaglet Publication

I got some really great news this week: one of my former students, who took his first writing course from me last spring, has had a short story accepted for publication. I have no idea ...