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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Good news

SLU drops "controversial post-tenure review proposal

2 comments:

profacero said...

Dieu merci.

I mean, thank God.

(Side note: I have to practice speaking English all the time now because I am on a university committee whose chair does not understand any Latin abbreviations, like i.e., e.g., et al., inter alia, etc. It all started out with my using n.b. and cf. in e-mail and I got admonished to speak English. I have *never* had this problem with anyone else before, everyone in arts & sciences uses these, is it normal not to know them???)

Jonathan said...

Does s/he know "etcetera" or "ad nauseum"? No, it doesn't seem normal to me, but then again I am over 50 and have studied Latin.