33 Rochester, NY
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My self-summary
i'm an intellectual (english professor) and a musician. i leave it to you to decide which is more pretentious.

when i'm not teaching, i spend most of my time working on the two books i have coming out next year. the first is a book on german idealism, psychoanalysis, and american romanticism; the second is an edited collection on philosopher slavoj žižek (youtube him) and literary theory. when i'm not doing either of those things, i write and play music for the band misconstruity. we're recording a new album in the near future--hopefully before the album format goes extinct. (has it already??) we do mini east coast tours once in a while.

what else? i like watching and talking about good films and tv shows (ok, maybe some trashy ones too); debating politics; making people laugh (stand-up comedian in either a previous or next life); sushi; technology; masquerading as a philosopher rather than a literary critic.
I’m really good at
pretending that i'm not anxious or awkward in anxious and/or awkward social situations--that is, all social situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
first my hair, then my glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
authors: austin, j. l.; barthes, roland; cavell, stanley; dickinson, emily; douglass, frederick; emerson, ralph waldo; faulkner, william; foucault, michel; freud, sigmund; fuller, margaret; harvey, david; hawthorne, nathaniel; james, henry; kristeva, julia; lacan, jacques; marx, karl; melville, herman; nietzsche, friedrich; poe, edgar allan; pynchon, thomas; rancière, jacques; vonnegut, kurt; whitman, walt; wittgenstein, ludwig; žižek, slavoj; zupančič, alenka.

auteurs: allen, woody; anderson, paul thomas; anderson, wes; aronofsky, darren; coen, joel & ethan; coppola, francis ford; fincher, david; hitchcock, alfred; kubrick, stanley; lynch, david; marker, chris; nolan, christopher; tarantino, quentin.

music: at the drive-in; beatles, the; cure, the; death cab for cutie; deftones; denali; doors, the; elliott; flaming lips, the; foo fighters; get up kids, the; gloria record, the; green day (old school); harvey, p. j.; jimmy eat world; kenna; kent; led zeppelin; mars volta, the; mineral; monkees, the; nirvana; pink floyd; police, the; radiohead; refused; rolling stones, the; saves the day; simon & garfunkel; st. vincent; stone temple pilots; sunny day real estate; weakerthans, the; weezer.
The six things I could never do without
taking oxygen, water, and food as givens:(1) corrective lenses, (2) books, (3) microsoft word, (4) laughter, (5) air conditioning, and (6) chopsticks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
ideology; politics; music.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually a homebody. ergo, this site.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
two or three times (in my sordid past, of course) i changed the price tags on books that i couldn't afford. i've also been known to cut the tags off of my mattresses. i'm a loner dottie, a rebel.
You should message me if
your profile doesn't include the phrase "i work hard to play hard" or lead with a paragraph about how much you love to travel, camp, hike, mountainbike, spelunk, white-water raft, etc.

you like guys who don't yell or launch projectiles at their television when watching sporting events; guys who think that "guys-nights-out" are lame; guys who believe that gender is a social construct; etc., etc.