How To Get Rich and Die Quick!

It is funny how web site promotion can suddently plunge you into literary exploits...

I am currently at work, my bosses left for the meeting so I can relax a little and perhaps even write a short article for this ezine.

It dawned on me that as close as we are in everyday life, we really are isolated from each other by mundane tasks and repetitive procedures we are bound to engage in. Although, why should we even care about these issues as we usually think about making money and living our lives?

Naturally, we are social being and cannot escape intangible social obligations and needs, yet we also guard our privacy with zeal. Now, as write these lines, another, more important imperative pushes me to change the subject completely and address some linguistic issues. As a writer, I am purposefully write a text, I am also a petential reader, but as I imagine myself reading this article, I am really at loss as far my environment and consequently attention span... Is modern literary approach with deconstructivist attitude more in tune with human capabilities that traditional writing? It is for you and me to decide.... I call you imaginary audience, and I can become the same when I run across this article by accident and do not recognize my own writing offhand...

As I worked on (all subsidiary right are reserved) I also worked not with literary but predominantly with conceptual and color issues...

I am born and raised in Russia, studied and worked in USA.

In The News:

Forum: Humanities are essential to global competitiveness
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Breaking New Ground in the Digital Humanities
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Matthew Wilkens, an assistant professor in Notre Dame's Department of English, recently won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for his groundbreaking digital humanities research. In naming Wilkens one of ...

The Maker Movement and the Humanities: Giving Students A Larger Toolbox
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Houston Chronicle

Putting 'human' and 'humane' in the humanities
Houston Chronicle
This taught me a lot about how to think about other people, and I think that Mrs. Fanett was trying to teach us something elegantly simple but profound: What is the point of studying the humanities if it is not accompanied by becoming more human and ...

University of Texas at Austin News

What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities
University of Texas at Austin News
One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities ...

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Snyder reappoints Van Dam to Michigan Humanities Council
Midland Daily News
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the reappointments of Tina Van Dam, of Midland, and Walter Koziol, of Highland, to the Michigan Humanities Council. The council fosters quality cultural programs, bringing together humanities scholars and the public for ...

Winter's Winners: Tree decorating contest goes to education, humanities ...
Valley morning Star
But this year's winners and owners of “bragging rights” for the next year went to the Education and Humanities Division. And on Wednesday, the educators feasted on a free breakfast provided to them by the Human and Organizational Development staff.

Inside Higher Ed

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations
Inside Higher Ed
Among the key findings is that the median time is longer in the humanities than in any other field, at 6.9 years in 2012, compared to a 5.9-year average for all Ph.D.s. That won't surprise anyone following the national time-to-degree conversation, but ...

New York Magazine

Humanities Majors Are Loafers, Says Judge-y New Study
New York Magazine
"And what are you going to do with that degree?" This question is something college students majoring in the arts and humanities likely just spent a Thanksgiving weekend answering, and if some new research in Frontiers in Psychology is right, many of ...

Five new Research Units, 4 new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies
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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing five new Research Units and four new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The research collaborations will ...

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