This is a really inter­est­ing and thought-provoking essay that I think any­one con­cerned about the state of higher edu­ca­tion should read. Riederer makes a com­plex argu­ment. Here are some excerpts: The rise of adjunct labor in uni­ver­si­ties is also a stu­dent issue. Teach­ers’ work­ing con­di­tions are stu­dents’ learn­ing con­di­tions. And when …

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I started a new novel yes­ter­day, Verses of For­give­ness, by Myr­iam Antaki and trans­lated from the French by Mar­jolin de Jager. Antaki is a Syr­ian nov­el­ist who writes in French. Verses of For­give­ness, which is nar­rated in a lyri­cal, dream-like prose by Ahmed, a Pales­tin­ian sui­cide bomber prepar­ing his attack, is her first book …

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Sebas­t­ian Agudelo’s Each Char­tered Street (Sat­ur­na­lia 2013) is a por­trait of a city, specif­i­cally Philadel­phia. The poems chron­i­cle, for exam­ple, Agudelo’s speaker’s daily com­mute, the dynamic of a block party, or the goings on at one par­tic­u­lar street cor­ner. His poetry med­i­tates on the dif­fer­ent kinds of knowl­edge required to survive …

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If you care about men’s issue and gen­der equal­ity, and you’re the conference-going type, this is one you should check out. A col­lab­o­ra­tive effort between the Cen­ter for the Study of Men and Mas­culin­i­ties (headed by Michael Kim­mel), the Amer­i­can Men’s Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion, the MenEn­gage Alliance, and the Man Up …

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On and off over the past year or so, I have got­ten into some pretty heated dis­cus­sions about Islam over at Alas, where my blog posts also appear. In August of 2014, I wrote a two-part post called “Try­ing to Be an Ally: Think­ing About Hejab, Mus­lim Invis­i­bil­ity, and the …

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