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The Condition of Music

Posted by perry on July 21, 2015  /   Posted in Blog

Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall. Downtown Los Angeles.

Civilization judges a work of art not by the quantity of its transportable propositions but by the glow of its ineffable illuminations. The skilled audience, for its part, champions an artifact less for what it signifies than for what it suggests. ... Read More »

Dining at the Joycean Table

Posted by perry on June 12, 2015  /   Posted in Blog
Picture a charming restaurant in the Paris of 1965 where a young writer named Robert J. Seidman is waxing enthusiastic about a novel he’s just read. “Isn’t Ulysses great?” he enthuses to his companion, a considerably older gentleman of Irish extraction. “I think it may be the best novel I’ve ... Read More »

From dissertation to published book

Posted by admin on April 28, 2014  /   Posted in Blog

So you’ve completed your brilliant dissertation—or a good portion of it. How do you turn your hard work into a published book? It’s a question common among doctoral candidates—especially those seeking tenure, for which book publication is de rigueur.

In an attempt to ease the transition from scholar to manuscript peddler, ... Read More »

20th anniversary for scholars and writers

Posted by perry on April 09, 2014  /   Posted in Blog
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (alscw.org) held its 20th annual conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, April 3-6. Dedicated to the advancement of quality literary criticism, the ALSCW encourages the reading, writing, and discussion of great books. Among the conference’s sessions were “Reading Literature and Learning to Write” ... Read More »

Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Posted by perry on April 01, 2014  /   Posted in Blog

Some 3,500 students and professors from around the world filled the hallways and classrooms of New York University in late March for the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (www.acla.org). Most of the attendees presented papers that expanded on the conference’s “Capitals” theme. About a dozen book ... Read More »
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