Monday, January 21, 2008

Academic Books Unlikely to Be Written

  • 7 (or Maybe 8) Types of Ambiguity (or Is It Ambivalence?)

  • The Interpreter of Anxiety, or How Large Is Harold Bloom's Ego Really?

  • There’s No Such Thing as Stanley Fish and It’s a Fantastic Thing Too.

  • The Work of Morning: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective French Philosophers

  • On the Pragmatics of Social Interaction: An Academic's Guide to Small Talk

  • The Postmodern Conditioner: Haircare in an Uncertain World

  • The Prolix View: The Selected Works of Slavoj Zizek

  • The Well-Bought Urn: Collected Essays on Antiques Roadshow

  • The History of Sexuality Vol. 1: Illustrated Edition

  • Ick und Doo: A Study of Scatological References in German Romantic Poetry

  • Course in the Positive Philosophy, or AJ Ayer Wasn’t as Morose as You May Think

  • Discipline and Punish, and Other Lively Ideas for Themed Faculty Parties

  • Blender Trouble: A Fix-It-Yourself Guide for the Academic

  • Homo Slacker: Undergraduate Existence and Bare Life

  • Glace: 5-Minute Desserts from Jacques's Kitchen

1 comment:

Lyz said...

Pretty hilarious. I'd read the Harold Bloom one. Once I wrote a parody of a text for a class and in it I had fake footnotes (again, it was a parody), which cited Harold Bloom. The professor commented, that he didn't get the joke because "Harold Bloom does not have expertise in this field."

To which I responded, "Not yet."

I got an A.