20 Sep 2016 » Just Speech

The university paper recently asked me to comment on the University of Chicago’s free speech principles, which “affirm the University’s tolerance for all expressions of speech.”1 This is an issue that deeply affects my thoughts, research, and teaching practice. My response, for the record, was as follows:

Freedom of speech is an enviable ideal. Its practical affirmation requires also that we acknowledge systemic inequities of access and expression which have historically...
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17 Feb 2016 » Preliminary Thoughts on the Way to the Free Library Congress

By Dennis Tenen. Edited by Rosemary Grennan, MayDay Rooms (London, UK). To appear in Schloss—Post.

Article titles obscuring citation network topography. Figure 1: Article titles obscuring citation network topography. Image by the author.

I am on my way to the Free Library Congress at Schloss Solitude, in Stuttgart. The event is not really called the free library congress, but that is what I imagine it to be. It will be a...
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29 Nov 2015 » Pandoc with Xelatex

A few notes after spending a some time battling with Pandoc, YAML, and the Xelatex typesetting engine:

  1. Theoretically it is easier to specify fontsize in the YAML block instead of in the command line. You don’t have to retype it each time and you can better version control your attributes.

  2. For book projects, where your YAML headers are reused, separate the YAML block into its own file. Then pass both sources...
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