Friday, December 08, 2006
We interrupt these announcements
to bring you a moment of seriousness, with our abject apologies.
I have an essay up at Inside Higher Ed on the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion. The essay is located in a nearby Internets tube so that, if you’re reading this on a computer, you can “cross-link” to it right here by clinking on the screen.
No, this isn’t today’s big announcement. Today’s big announcement is scheduled for 11 am Eastern Liberal Elite time.
But in the meantime, since this regrettably serious post is actually about educationistic matters, I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that I am once again running in a weblog award competition as a runner-up, this time to the tawdry sex-and-gossip site called “IvyGate.” (It’s basically a two-blog race. And we’re number two.) Here’s what IvyGate has to say about this: “the other finalists actually, um, appear interested in pedagogy and helping people, but nevertheless we intend to mop the floor with them.”
Well, I resent this deeply. Pedagogy and helping people? This blog specializes in stereotypical liberal sneering and advanced crapulence. We have no interest in people helping people helping people like you, pedagogically or educationalistically or otherwisedly.
And we will not be mopped the floor with! We must defeat the scandalmongers and chattering classes (remember, they’re classes, not cultures) at IvyGate! Now is the time for all good readers to come to the aid of their We Are All Giant Nuclear Fireball Now Party! Vote!