Category Archives: Dissertational
Boy in the Bubble has become my dissertation theme song, for reasons that mostly only make sense inside my own head. It snuck up on me: there are versions by Simon, Patti Smith, and Steve Wynn in our iTunes. At … Continue reading
One of my advisors uses the mountain metaphor when we talk about the dissertation, and it is both comforting and true. But the water metaphors that made sense for me back in February still hold for me. Facing down the … Continue reading
As quite a few of you know, my dissertation is a comparative analysis of authorship in Wikipedia and the Chambers Cyclopaedia. (I don’t write much about it here, but it’s been proceeding along for lo these many months, and I’m … Continue reading
Bruns, Axel. Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: from Production to Produsage. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. Broughton, John. Wikipedia: The Missing Manual. Beijing: O’Reilly, 2008. Cummings, Robert E. Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia. Nashville: Vanderbilt … Continue reading
Rewriting the Author View more presentations from Krista Kennedy. Here are the slides for my CCCC09 presentation, which is a broad, sweeping look at my dissertation. (It’s more or less the job talk with all the theory and methods ripped … Continue reading
Via Momo, who is absolute in her perfection, especially on the days she posts things like this.
Say whatever you want about Keillor’s famous tone and subject matter, but there’s two things he’s undeniably a master of. One is media distribution across whatever mediums make sense at the time. The other is the less-glamorous but always impressive … Continue reading
Because it’s not possible to not think about the damn dissertation. Ever. Even in Vegas. And also, Wordle is a nifty little thingamajig.