October 13, 2003
Unintentional Irony?

Kieran Healy of Crooked Timber mentions upcoming conferences on "Philosophy and The Onion" and "The Undead and Philosophy". When I was in graduate school (late 1980s) I saw a poster announcing a conference on "Dominance and Submission in Mediaeval Literature". At the bottom, readers were given the name and address of the professor to whom abstracts were to be "submitted". Yes, they used exactly that word. It seemed peculiarly appropriate for the desperate adjuncts and tense untenured who most likely submitted most of the abstracts.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at October 13, 2003 09:53 PM