Program in Pan-European Intersubjectivity and the Center for Semi-Applied Semiotics
Alabama Upstairs University
118 General Smedley Butler Hall
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Narthwestern University, 1993 - 2006
Dissertation: “In Search of Fire: Reinventing the [rest of title forthcoming].”
M.A. Religion, Religious Studies, Sociology, Math, Chinese, Psychology, Anthropology, Comparative Literature. Various Universities.
A.B. Politics, Harfurd University, 1983 (Summa cum laude)
Hanger-on, Office of Cool Professor Chet Manford, 2008-present
The John Waterford Cremaster sub-Adjunct small-I instructor in Logging On Studies, University Library Program, Yarl University, Near Haven, CO. Jan-July 2008
Post-Doctoral Period of Unfocused Angst, various low bars, 2006 – 2008
Roast Beef Perfector, Arby’s, 1991
Advisor, Chet Manford’s less attractive students, 2008- present.
Coordinator, Chet Manford Research program in Bikiniotics and Pneumatic Inspection, Big Johnson Center, Alabama Upstairs University, 2008 – present.
Charge d’affaires, Proseminar in Workshopping Conference, Annual Meeting of the Society for Seminar Attendance, Narthwestern University, 1993.
James Dooley Albacore Award, best thinly-veiled autobiographical short story, self-pitying private school writer’s workshop, Harfurd University, 1982.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Intersubjectivity; Undersubjectivity; Shoe Studies; Violence (sexy); Film (Criterion Collection); Digital Things; Tennis; Psychoanalysis (as patient); Kant; Calligraphy; “Folk” Semiotics
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
Bonerston-Smythe Family Noncompetitive Dissertant Support (Trip to Prague), 2006
Narthwestern Center for Theoretical Study of Sexual and Nonsexual Deviance Photocopy Award, 2006
Program In Applied Pokemonics, Catch ‘em All Fellowship, 1998
PUBLICATIONS (IN PREPARATION)
“ ‘Some of us just like it’: Melman, Jouissance, and the Lacanian void in shoe polish addiction.”
“The Poetics and Perils of Leather Oil and Preservative Use in a North American Shoe Fetishist Community”
“ ‘I am Blucher; I am Death”: Millenial and Eschatological Discourse in Baron Krotchenstomp’s The Diverting Romance of the Shoe-Fancier”
“The Sole of the matter: Wittgenstein, Intersubjective Suffering, and the Auto-da-fe in the Crotchmaster Community”
“Veblen, Marx, Truffaut: Imaginations of Capitalist Consumption from the Internationale to the New Wave” (Under Revision, Journal of Footwear Economic Sociology)
“Ting, tang, tong – the rich vocabulary of shoe taps among the Crotchmaster,” Public Lecture, Bass Shoe Buyers Club, Freeport, Maine.
“The Lost Weekend: Masterson’s Exploits, my Delicious Envy,” Weekly Colloquium, ECS Department, Alabama Upstairs University.
“Sir, you can’t come in here without a student ID” (recipient), Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE
American Society of Shoe Studies (ASSS)
Sections: Shoes and Suffering; Orthopedic Shoes; Philosophy and Shoe Studies
Fluent French, Japanese (learned from cool girlfriend, I miss you Akiko!)
Dr. Chet Manford
European Cultural Studies
Alabama Upstairs University
Dr. James Beauregard-Monteforte
Department of Spanish, Italian, and So On
Dr. Amanda Huginkiss
Comparative Literature and Parking
Thanks, Ari. Easily the funniest thing I've read all morning (and there always contenders).
I don't get it. Then again, I went to community college. Go figure.
Ari's sketch was funny, but your comment really cracked me up. Fess up: You went to Narthwestern!