Links again

Because that’s what you get this summer, apparently. I’ve been working on Killingly and course prep and an eighteenth-century abstract this week, and I’m wiped. The Hairpin has a great interview with Kate Beaton, who talks smartly about many things, including dramatizing history in comic form and why people reacted so weirdly to her calling-out…

TILTS, links, a long goodbye

I spent most of Friday and Saturday at the third and final TILTS 2011 conference at UT. I’m not exactly a digital humanist by trade, though I’ve worked on digital humanities projects (like eComma). But I’m interested in humanities computing, to use the older phrase, and the breadth of this conference’s speakers was really wonderful…

The Agony Column

Still finishing up some dissertation business, but I had to pop in here to share this: a printed collection of The Agony Column of the Times, 1800-1870, from 1881. These are amazing — half are written in code, and the other half are just mysterious and strange. Highly recommended if you want entertainment or inspiration…

There and back again

That was a busy week! Two cross-half-the-country trips, both overnight, and I somehow managed to avoid the worst snarls of weather-related travel drama. But I’m very glad to be back in Austin, where it’s supposed to hit 70 this weekend. Texas, sometimes I love you a lot. I keep tagging things to post here and…

Miscellany again

Bliss: not having a headache after days of lingering migraine. Of course, I made up for it by taking a fierce tumble while I was out running on an especially rocky trail this morning and whacking the hell out of my knee. I don’t even know what I tripped on. Sigh. While I’m sitting on…

Wrapping up the fiction course

The last two weeks of the fiction class I’m teaching are essentially solid workshop. We’ve had a few breaks to discuss general questions about writing and one very good discussion about “Hills Like White Elephants” (including a bit of a digression re: absinthe, the legality and appeal thereof), but it’s almost all student fiction at…

Link salad

Linky post! Because I’m a bit headachey again. Women studying anatomy, circa 1905, via Twitter, as usual; I’m definitely going to be using this as a reference for Killingly. This dog has been appearing at Greek demonstrations for the last two years. He has to belong to a protester — he is wearing a collar.…

Saturday miscellany

From McSweeney’s, Death Metal Lyric or William Blake Quote? Examples: 1. “Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.” 2. “We are Satan’s generation.” 3. “As I was walking among the fires of hell, delighted.” Indeed. Also, George Washington has some major late fees.