Category Archive: Academe

Oct 25

Weekend Reading: Jack O’Lantern edition

By Erin E. Templeton Trick or Treat, ProfHackers! Whether you are dressing up this weekend for an early Halloween celebration or trying to stay warm amidst unseasonably cold temperature and early snow, we have some links to to get you through the weekend. As George reminded us on Monday, this week is Open Access Week!… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Jack O’Lantern edition

Oct 11

Weekend Reading: Nobel Laureate Edition

By Erin E. Templeton This week saw the announcement of several of the 2013 Nobel Laureates: François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for Physics; Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for Chemistry; James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for medicine, and <a target=_blank …read more

Feb 13

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

[This post was originally online at eetempleton.wordpress.com.]   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.