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This series of graphs, maps, and charts from the The Wash­ing­ton Post illus­trates some fas­ci­nat­ing infor­ma­tion about the world’s lan­guages. It’s not sur­pris­ing that Eng­lish is the most stud­ied lan­guage in the world: But I did find this chart illus­trat­ing how many coun­tries a given lan­guage is spo­ken in to be worth think­ing more …

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I’m giv­ing two read­ings over the next few weeks, one on April 21st at the Risk of Dis­cov­ery Read­ing Series, and the other on May 2nd as part of the New Mas­culin­i­ties Fes­ti­val 2015. The details are below, but I’ve been giv­ing a lot of thought to what these events mean to …

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ETA: There were some prob­lems with the orig­i­nal ver­sion of the video. This one should be bet­ter. As well, the text of the poems, which con­tain explicit descrip­tions of sex and sex­ual vio­lence, appear below. On March 5th of this year, I was priv­i­leged to per­form some of my work, along with a …

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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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