Monthly Archives: February 2011

Links can make points

As you all strive to linkify your posts (and avoid making up bad verbs like “linkify”), check out the review of Drivel magazine in OCBooklove. You will get a nice surprise at the end. Links can do more than refer … Continue reading

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Journalism Symposium April 7-8

Ta da! Oberlin College to Host Sixteen Alumni Journalists as Part of Journalism Symposium Oberlin’s student-run newspaper, The Oberlin Review, is excited to announce its first Oberlin College Journalism Symposium, to take place on April 7th and 8th at Oberlin College … Continue reading

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Resources and Deadlines

I have started adding local publications to the “Resources” sidebar. These will be handy for finding out what is happening locally as well as pitching reviews and stories. Contact me before you contact them.   And bowing to popular demand, … Continue reading

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Library Thing Early Reviewer Program

This program from Library Thing offers one way to get books from publishers before publication date. Looks promising.

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“This book has an owl in it, and I don’t like owls.”

Here’s a  great essay on what makes a good review and why you should avoid “owl criticism” by Charles Baxter.  

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Spiderman and Theater Criticism

Kif sent some links to me today about the onslaught of negative Spiderman reviews and then the review of the reviews…exactly the kind of debate within criticism we’ll be reading this semester. Thanks to him for compiling these (and I’m … Continue reading

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And, we’re live!

The syllabus part of this blog (see headers above) is now complete, though I know I need to go back and make some links live. See you on Tuesday at 1:00 in King 235!

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