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January 29, 2002

Book Central. Boy did I

Book Central. Boy did I get books today. First of all, I saved $65 + tax on a copy of Cryptomimesis by Jodey Castricano. I got a review copy, and I'll do a write up for the journal of dracula studies. Then I got two books by Peter Trifonas, all around cool guy who was on my dissertation committee. His gems are ""Barthes and the Empire of Signs"" and ""Umberto Eco and Football"" both by Icon books. They're short 12000 word essays in book format. Very cool. Also bought a somewhat scholarly ""JK Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide"" by Philip Nel. In bold letters at the bottom it reads ""This publication has not been authorised by J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros."" I didn't need that info, since it was in the criticism section at the UofT bookstore. Oh, I also bought some other books ""Introducing Critical Theory"" and ""Introducing Cultural Studies"" both good primers for teaching theory to teachers. And finally a big fat book I can't remember what it was, but it is in my office now and felt like a good idea at the time to buy it. They were all departmental purchases, so I didn't have to pay tax on the money as income, and got a 10% discount to boot. That does mean that the university technically owns them, but if I wasn't teaching there, I'd not have bought them anyway, so that seems fair."

Posted by jason at January 29, 2002 04:14 PM