By Katie Burgess

Dr Pepper, Adjunct for Hire

Dear Search Committee Chair: I am writing to apply for the Humanities Instructor position announced last week’s issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. I recently passed my doctoral defense at the University of Georgia, specifically in the Tate Student Center Café, where I studied under some of the world’s top Snapple lids. My dissertation …

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How to Talk About Art

The ability to create art is the primary thing that separates us from animals, not counting elephants who learn to paint. But conversations about art can sometimes be intimidating. How does one discuss art intelligently? First, ask yourself, “What is art?” Answer: “Pictures of stuff.” Second, place the artwork in a context. What period does …

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