Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blogging Policy for the Holiday Season

Many bloggers are announcing a suspension of blogging for the holiday season. The good news is that new posts at Clarissa's Blog will be appearing as often - or even more often - as ever. Some of the topics I am planning to cover in the coming weeks are:

1. Comprehensive exams for doctoral students: an important rite of passage or a torture device?

2. What makes some of my scholarly research unpublishable?

3. A review of V.S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River, one of my favorite books ever that I re-read on a regular basis.

4. A discussion of one of the greatest Spanish writers Benito Perez Galdos and the reasons for his marginalization in the world literature.

5. A review of Cordelia Fine's brilliant Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Differencein which she offers a wealth of scientific evidence that demonstrates the fallacy of gender essentialism.

6. Age and the flow of time.

7. And, of course, my most important accomplishments of year 2010. :-)

If there are any topics you would like me to address, or if you have a question you want to see answered, feel free to mention it in the comment section.


Anonymous said...


The amazon link to Cordelia Fine's book contains your (I think) personal email address. Don't know if you care about it but this is the internet and you never know how your personal information might be used by someone.


Clarissa said...

Thank you, Stringer!

Can somebody explain to me why I'm such a doofus? :-)

Snarky Writer said...

I can't wait to see what your opinion of comprehensive exams is. I'm preparing for a second round of exams, myself, and have some very strong opinions about them. ;)

Pagan Topologist said...

I am really curious about #2. I have twice had work that I regarded as outstanding turned down for publication because my writing style made it seem too easy, even though I had solved problems that other people had tried unsuccessfully to solve for years.

Anonymous said...

NUMBER 4, NUMBER 4, NUMBER 4! My Spanish lit. students read La de Bringas this semester and they loved it!


Clarissa said...

Well, it's not like I can tell YOU anything new about Galdos, my friend. :-)