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Wor(l)d Games

One of the great gifts of the book is the entrée it affords into the contemporary IF scene. Graham Nelson, Adam Cadre, Emily Short, and Andrew Plotkin were all authors who were new to me, but no sooner had I worked through Plotkin’s remarkable “Shade” than I added it to my spring syllabus (which I’ll post soon, btw); and I suspect others will follow suit. In fact I wouldn’t be…

Letters from Pathetic Geeks

I used to date a girl who regularly won trophies for running marathons and playing in tennis tournaments. I told her the only trophy I had ever won was 4th place in a shuffleboard tournament. At the age of nine. So she said, “so of all the nine year olds who turned out that day to play shuffleboard, you were the fourth best.” I said, “Yes.” She said, “is that…

Getting the Most Out of Your Academic Weblog

Private vs. Public Anyone can read this: professors, classmates Don’t write about your love life or last weekend‘sactivities unless you want your professors (or Dr. Gawalek) to read about it Take caution when complaining about classes or classmates Also, watch what you write – don’t link to pictures of you doing anything illegal while at Seton Hill. Someone will invariably turn you in. –Julie Young –Getting the Most Out of…