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Reaching My Endgame!

“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished. Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there’s a heap, a little heap, the impossible heap” (Samuel Beckett, Endgame). It has been nearly two months since Cindy’s post, Looks like We Made it (Almost). I remember reading that title and feeling the […]

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Life in Public Texts

Welcome back! I hope that your Reading Week has been both restful and productive, and that you had the chance to try a few of Alex’s suggestions on how to spend the break (I don’t know if I’ll ever recover from Drinking with Foucault). To get us back into the swing of things, I thought […]

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The 7 Days of Habermas

Day 1: 4:27 PM – Professor Hugh Hodges assigns Jurgen Habermas’ The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. Ah, reading, I love a good book! With the fire ablaze and the kettle set to boil, I ease into my comfy chair. I hope it’s a ‘who-done-it’ novel! Day 2: 2:30 AM – The embers burn […]

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The Structural Transformation of the Public Texts Blog

Hello friends. Today marks the maiden voyage of what is sure to be many cyber encounters. As luck would have it, you have caught us in a Habermasian state of mind. Collectively, we are the new blogging bourgeoisie, determined to extend the ‘Don’t Panic’ franchise beyond a ‘Sara Absolutist State.’ For years, this blog has […]

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10 Things You Learn in Grad School

Here is a couple of things I’ve learned this year (other than what I have actually learned in class this year): 1.   How to speed read at record time.  Requires intense concentration.  May result in a headache and eye strain, but afterwards you feel like a genius. 2.  How to squeeze comfortably (and elegantly) on a bus […]

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Gift Ideas For Students

If you are like me, you struggle with what to buy others during the holiday season.  More than likely, most people have a variety of clothing, movies, books, and music that they have collected over years of celebration; hence, it gets a little hard to choose something that seems remotely authentic when you are shopping […]

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