Joe Berry's Cocal Updates, now has its own Tumblr page, but it's been a busy week for Joe and precarious academic labor. Now I am three Updates behind in posting but /expect hope to get to them today
- Kathleen Lowrey, Who Cares? MOOCs, CAS:T, Care Work, Student Evaluations and the Work of Evaluating Students
- Jeffery R Young, The New Industrial Revolution, CHE: read recasting it for academic labor. Then try even harder not to identify yourself by profession.
- New: Middle C, not adjunct but an academic novel by William Gass, reviewed by Cynthia Ozick,
- Rediscovered (h/t @qui_qui): Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson. I'm re-reading through lens of current disruptions and seeing more than post-cyberpunk SF. Among other details, the novel's premise is predictive representation of Sugra Mitra's Hole in the Wall ~ the purloined version.
- Older entries: MOO, Jane Smiley; Confederacy of Dunces (Pulitzer winning novel by an adjunct)