Clarissa's Blog

Blog URL:http://clarissasbox.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:feminism, literature, academia, philosophy, teaching, literary criticism
Country:United States
State/Province:Illinois
Location:Edwardsville

An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.



Latest Blog Posts



To me, there are two factors I care about in our presidential candidate. 1. Does the candidate have concrete ideas on how to shore up the nation-state against the fluidity of capital? 2. Can the candidate hold off the crazy faction of the party that...

Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act sounds quite good. It’s sufficiently complex and detailed to avoid being one of those empty populist slogans that appeal to idiots yet have no substance to them. Of course, the articles that supporters...

Never That Great

on Aug 18, 2018

The New York governor is in the news for saying on Wednesday that America “was never that great.” He went on to explain that the U.S. “will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged” — while complaining that Donald Trump’s Make...

Useful Myths

on Aug 18, 2018

An example of necessary myths. I believe that my husband is the most beautiful, intelligent, and wonderful man on the planet. It’s completely unimportant whether it’s factually true. What matters is that I believe it because that’s...

Great Link

on Aug 18, 2018

We are visiting another local farm as part of our quest for free entertainment options. Today we went to one of those peach farms where people gather peaches and then pay for their haul and take it home. We aren’t gathering any peaches because...

From a scholarly publication in the UK that is being massively downloaded on Academia: Ultimately, we call for an intellectual and organisational embracing of the complexity of identity as it figures in contemporary conditions; being a core organisin...

Nincompoop

on Aug 17, 2018

I’m having a really brilliant day. Nothing special is happening but it’s back to school on Monday, and that’s putting me in a great mood. To express my joy, I started to jump in a really weird way. “Don’t act like a ninc...