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Liberals have dominated the power struggle in the academy more stridently with each passing year. Conservative resisters are looking punier and punier as the liberal power structure entrenches itself more deeply, says Norah Vincent of the Village Voice...[more]

LFDaily Archive


LF's roundup of book reviews. See who said what about new titles of interest.

This week:
Donald Bogle's Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television

The BiblioFile Archive

Our Three Year Compendium!
For the first time ever, Lingua Franca publishes a three year collection of our exclusive and comprehensive listings of junior hirings.

Who Got Hired Where
At long last, the definitive guide is here! Look inside for Lingua Franca's complete listing of Tenurings, Hirings to Tenure and Junior Hirings from 2000-2001.

In September 2000, Lingua Franca celebrated ten years of covering the highs and lows of academic life. Take a look into the highlights from our archives:

The Best of Lingua Franca: ten of our favorite articles from our first ten years.

A few of the themes that defined the decade:

* Academic Computing
* Gender & Sexuality
* Labor & Tenure
* Theory and its Discontents
* Post Cold War Politics

More from our archives

The Lingua Franca Timeline: Our Guide to Academia's Past Decade.

* You Must Remember This...


The results of our reader poll!
"The best academic books of the nineties":

* The Winners
* Selected Reader Responses
* The Nominees

Marxist Literary Critics Are Following Me!: Science fiction guru Philip K. Dick became a hero to radical literary theorists. But he thought those theorists were communist conspirators. So he contacted the FBI.


The Invisible Woman: In 1925, Florence Deeks unsuccessfully sued H.G. Wells for "literary piracy." Today, a historian reconsiders her case.

Go North, Young Man: More than fifty thousand young Americans fled to Canada to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War. What became of them?

Hypotheses: Jim Holt on wishing you had never been born.

Breakthrough Books: Five scholars recommend the best recent books on the world of work.

Lingua Franca's listing of upcoming conferences and events

The Sokal Hoax: an anthology of responses from around the world to the sham that shook the academy.

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