Gerry Canavan

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* The New York Times has a short piece on The Wire and its popularity among academics on the very day I sent in a proposal for an MLA 2011 special session to be moderated by Lisa and myself:

After The Wire. The cultural and intellectual legacy of The Wire, particularly its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social realist tradition. 250-300 word abstracts due by 15 March 2010 to afterthewire@gmail.com.

* “Transracial Writing for the Sincere.” By Nisi Shawl, visiting Duke later this month.

* Avatar is a billion-dollar film after just 17 days.

* Star Wars status updates.

* 50 things we know now that we didn’t know this time last year.

* Barbara Ehrenreich on the “gift” of breast cancer and the trap of positive thinkinng.

* Last fall, the American Law Institute, which created the intellectual framework for the modern capital justice system almost 50 years ago, pronounced its project a failure and walked away from it. This welcome news comes by way of Srinivas.

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  1. I have just started to watch the wire, getting dvds from netflix, after my debate coach declared it the greatest television show of all time. I’ve only watched the first 3 episodes, but it quite frankly incredible.

    sam

    January 5, 2010 at 2:32 am


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