Tag: academic prose

Style, bad prose, and Corey Robin’s theory of public intellectuals

eli , July 1st, 2016

Ten years ago, before I started doing research in France, I wrote my MA thesis about the politics of “bad writing” in the American humanities. Empirically, my major…


Herd overproduction and star overproduction

eli , January 14th, 2016

I’ve been thinking about certain scholars who have written, for lack of a more precise way of putting it, a lot. The sort of people who seem to…