K. A.


Thanks, Dana

Thanks to
The Department of American Studies The Association of Graduate Students in English The Carver Fund The Department of English The Freedman Fund The Department of French and Italian The Department of German The Graduate College International Writing Program The Iowa Writers· Workshop The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry University of Iowa Student Government This event was made possible in part by ECGPS

Lucky Jim

However, after«

Kurt Vonnegut

Wear Sunscreen

Amity, as you know, means "friendship".

Authority & Authenticity

Ellesmere Manuscript 15th Century

©Peter Steiner

Ellesmere Manuscript 15th Century

Hunt of the Unicorn Annunciation (ca. 1500)

Credit: Joseph Zahavi/Morgan Library

³but I·m ready.

MS Cotton Vitellius A.xv



Tolkien was a medievalist. I·m not a fan«

«but I like the films.

The Pricke of Conscience
Not as racy as it sounds

Not this kind«

Þæs ofereode, þisses swa mæg.

Want to hear them now?

If it·s any comfort, my Latin is weak.

These do.

How·s that working out?

Sturgeon·s Law (or Revelation)*

_________________________________________________________________ Not Crap 10% | Crap 90%
*applies to everything, not just fish

You knew, right?

Did I mention how many languages I had to master for my PhD?

My references are in the notes to each slide.
This presentation will be available online soon.

Benjamin was right

Language is a living thing: we adapt.

Stop mithering!

From tree to tree, from you to me, Traveling twice as fast as on any freeway, Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme, They all get carried on the relay. ³Lyrics by Pete Townshend

Digital media is pervasive Digital interactions are here to stay We don't know what all this means

Cat trolls?

´Whatever talent I have for writing lies in being friends with my head.µ

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