A bunch o’ reads for your weekend! Please leave any additional reading suggestions – particularly if you wrote them – in the comments.
Don’t be that dude: handy tips for the male academic – Acclimatrix over at Tenure, She Wrote hands out advice for guys wanting to avoid supporting sexism on academe
1984 @Nottingham Playhouse – Zoe Ashton finds the production enjoyable, but too dependent on the book (it makes more sense when she says it…)
“What do you think?” Nathan Waddell admits that this can be an annoying response to a question in a seminar, but feels it reveals something about what we think a university is for.
Five Red Herrings, Filleted – A.J. Hall writes about the Dorothy L. Sayers novel, memory, and a failure of genre.
Care Versus Control – research report by Girl Guides organization on girls’ attitudes to abusive and controlling relationships – and how they are mediated by technology
Balthasar on the “universal hope” – John at Curlew River explore Hans Urs von Balthasar’s writings on the possibility of universal salvation
“Working” for your Laughter: the Rise of the British Comedy Snob – Sam Friedman writes about his research into comedy, taste and cultural capital.
Lesbi honest – Flora Mac runs through twenty common myths and stereotypes about lesbians, and is unimpressed.
Fed up with Jack the Ripper – Sarah Jackson gets the obsession, but worries about the implications of it.
Enduring love – Jacqui Gabb and Janey Fink relate some findings of their research into couple relationships in the 21st century
Badass Women Composers – the anonymous “Oxford Musician” blogger writes about, well, the subject in the title.
Mama’s feminism – Robyn M. Boylorn reflects on feminism as academic concept versus feminism as lived experience.
Paris/ London – Cara Ellison describes two different gaming scenes.
Cock-blocked by Redistribution: a Pick-up Artist in Denmark – Katie J.M. Baker entertainingly notes the problems the horrific PUA Roosh V ran into when he visited Scandinavia, but I think accepts PUA framing rather too much in the process.