Tag: Academia

Shoptalk: Overheard at AOIR

This October, scholars from 30 countries headed to Montreal for the 19th annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Experts discussed the state ...

Carolyn Heilbrun Told You So

Over the course of a few weeks in April, amid the usual tiny indignities that beset women in academe, I read through Carolyn Heilbrun’s entire oeuvre. April ...

The Book Is a Time Machine

When we are not actually holding them, books are things over which we like to wring our hands. They stand, in their very solidity, for what might be precarious ...

Shoptalk: Overheard at ICA

This May over three and a half thousand scholars descended on Prague for the International Communications Association Conference. In between the thousands ...

Shoptalk: Overheard at ASA

This year’s American Studies Association conference coincided with Chicago’s first snowfall of the season. Its theme was “Pedagogies of Dissent,” and conversations that circulated in the conference ...

Shoptalk: Overheard at GSA

Over one thousand scholars gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, in early October for the German Studies Association annual conference. In keeping with the German language’s tendency to prefer the passive ...

Shoptalk: Overheard at ASA

Each August, sociologists from across North America gather for their annual meeting. This year they congregated in and around the Palais des congrès ...