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Plagiarized Essay

Dear Professor Jerz, Associate Vice-President Rodd Webb has forwarded me your concerns about the reproduction of your work on a York based website without proper citation. I am writing first of all to apologize for York’s delay in responding to your concerns. The essay has now been removed from the website, and the issue of plagiarism will be pursued according to the Faculty of Arts’ quite stringent regulations and procedures…

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My son wants a plastic pie for Christmas.

My son wants a plastic pie for Christmas.Literacy Weblog) Our toy kitchen has one plastic pie, but my son Peter wants another one, so that he and I can pretend to have a pie fight like the one in The Great Race. He has asked Santa on two different occasions (once at church, once in the shopping mall). It’s an odd request, but since it involves me, very sweet. (Ugh……

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The Scholarly Lecture: How to Stand and Deliver

It’s a peculiarity of scholarly life that everyone is expected to be able to deliver a lecture well, but almost no one is trained to do it….If you put your bulleted ideas up on slides, your audience will look at the slides, not at you. You’ll also be teaching them that What You Have to Say Can Be Summarized in a Few Words. Can it? –William Germano –The Scholarly Lecture:…

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Making Slow Progress on MT Resurrection

Making Slow Progress on MT ResurrectionLiteracy Weblog) Dave my ISP has made a copy of the whole blogs.setonhill.edu website the way it was this morning, and backed up the last working version of the site (from about five days ago, when comments stopped working). Already I’ve gotten five e-mails from bloggers reporting that they can’t log in or that their entries are disappearing. That can’t be helped at the moment,…

Hugh Kenner (1923-2003)

Hugh Kenner, the literary critic who died on Monday aged 80, wrote on subjects as diverse as geodesic mathematics, the cartoons of Chuck Jones (creator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd) and the effect of modern technology on literary imagery; he was best known, however, as a leading authority on American and Irish modernist writers, in particular Ezra Pound and James Joyce. –Hugh Kenner (1923-2003) (Telegraph) Kenner’s book The…