Category Archives: Academia


The academic journal College Literature just published my essay on applying to grad school. You can read it here on Project MUSE, or visit this site’s archive for an open-access .pdf. As in most academic publishing, this took positively forever … Continue reading

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R.I.P., D.F.W.

[x-posted at PopMatters] The Internet is alight with the news of David Foster Wallace’s suicide. This is hitting me hard, not only because of Wallace’s youth, talent, and unfinished business, but because of my sense that he was not the … Continue reading

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