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Finding Home in the Okra Belt

In my earliest memory of the South I am ten-years-old, walking a suburban road outside of Houston with a person I called my cousin....

This Week in Task Forces

"Following other issues with administrators and faculty members that have come to light over the past several months, the University created a task force...

Congrats On Your First Online Rape Threat!

  (Trigger warning for rape & sexual assault) Congratulations! You have just received your first online rape threat! This is an exciting moment in any woman’s life....

No One Likes Meg

Literally no one’s favorite “little woman” is Meg.  This is because Meg is the most womanly of the little women, and no one actually...

Who Holds Your Hair?: Towards A Literary Theory of Drunk Puking

When you’re drunk and puking, you need someone to hold your hair. It’s just too much otherwise: you can’t brace yourself, get the puke...

This Week in Ferrante

This week brought the quickly dismissed news that Elena Ferrante had — and then, had not — signed up for Twitter. What would Ferrante...

Our Bonnet Syllabus

“I rose and joined Miss Jellyby, who was by this time putting on her bonnet. The time allotted to a lesson having fully elapsed,...

Llama Think Pieces We Had Hoped You Would Pitch Us

  "The Oscar for Best Supporting Llama Goes To…" "Doogie Llama, MD" "#Notallllamas" "BDSMllama: Feminism at a Crossroads" "Llama Neutrality" "Llama in the Heather: Top Ten 90s Indie Rock Songs...

Our Deep Springs Syllabus

  American Encounters Drs. Sarahs Office Hours: 9-midnight Office Location: Cabin, fireside Note on Class Policy: Never, ever email us. We will not respond. September 7: Methods Introduction: How to Do...

On Being Intellectual in Public

During the rest of this week, as we commemorate Avidly's second (!) birthday, we'll be running a selection of pieces on public intellectualism and...

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