Erin Templeton

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Jun 20

Ph.D. Placement Project

By Erin E. Templeton Regular readers of the Chronicle are surely familiar with the ongoing discussion about the merits of graduate education both generally and in the humanities more specifically. Whatever your position on the “Go! / Don’t Go!” debate (note: two different links), one thing is clear: more information about …read more

May 06

“The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo”: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson

  The essay linked to here was originally published in The Heritages of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact. Edited by Ian D. Copestake, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 80-100. The images above, photographs of the dust jacket of Kora in Hell, are relevant to the contents of the article. Specifically, I discuss the significance of the center… Continue Reading “The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo”: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson

Apr 30

Managing Seasonal Allergies

By Erin E. Templeton As Mark observed last week, ProfHacker has a whole series of posts dedicated to Health and Wellness. In addition to running with/from zombies, we have featured posts on managing stress, fitting in fitness, …read more

Apr 25

Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad: A Review

By Erin E. Templeton In the fall, I reviewed the Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad. A few weeks ago, Belkin contacted ProfHacker and asked if we would consider reviewing their Ultimate Keyboard Case. I’ve been putting this keyboard through …read more

Apr 19

Methods for Organizing Your Apps

By Erin E. Templeton ProfHacker has featured several posts about various mobile apps. See for instance the Open Thread Wednesday dedicated to (y)our Favorite Weather Apps, guest author Ian MacInnes’s post on “Finding the …read more

Feb 13

Open Professoriat: Public Intellectuals on the Social Web (Repost from MLA11)

[This post was originally online at]   In my contribution to the MLA Roundtable, which is titled, “Openness: Too much is Never Enough?  Or, at What Cost?”, I am interested in interrogating the term “Open Professoriat.”  I want to think about what the term might mean and what it might look like.  Like the term, “digital… Continue Reading Open Professoriat: Public Intellectuals on the Social Web (Repost from MLA11)

Feb 11

The Future of the English Dept.

Sometime in the fall of 2012, I was asked to contribute a short essay on the future of the English Department for Expositions, an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities published by Villanova University. I probably should have come up with a better title for my piece, something more creative and less pretentious, but there you have it.… Continue Reading The Future of the English Dept.

Feb 04

Medical Emergencies in the Classroom

By Erin E. Templeton While we have written posts about various kinds of classroom disruptions, until now ProfHacker hasn’t covered what to do in the event of a medical emergency in the classroom. How would you deal with a student who has an epileptic seizure in class? What if a student passes out, …read more

Jan 13

“Dear EzzROAR,” “Dear Anthill”: Ezra Pound, George Antheil and the Complications of Patronage

 This piece was originally published in Music and Literary Modernism—Critical Essays and Comparative Studies. Edited by Robert McParland. New York: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. 66-86. I am posting it here in honor of Aaron Swartz. RIP. Dear EzzROAR Dear Anthill Templeton  

Jan 09


I had been thinking of acquiring my own domain name for a while now, but attending the MLA last week crystalized my decision to do it. I’m not entirely sure why or what prompted it, but I decided that if was available, I’d finally claim it. If it wasn’t, I’d curl up in a… Continue Reading Welcome