Andrew’s Big Think #4

What is the Passion that Fuels the Ivory Tower Boiler Room? Enter Plato! By Andrew Rimby “I propose that each of us should make the finest speech he can in praise of Love, and then pass the topic on to the one on his right.” from Plato’s Symposium (translated by Christopher Gill) “I propose thatContinue reading “Andrew’s Big Think #4”

A Guest Blog-Post from Lev Raphael

Why I Write Queer Crime Fiction You can catch the third episode of Lev’s interview on the podcast this weekend. In the mean time, here is a delightful little essay he wrote about how he became a writer of queer mystery stories. (Originally published on June 5, 2021 by Lev Raphael on his blog) I never setContinue reading “A Guest Blog-Post from Lev Raphael”

July Wrap-Up: Teaching, Public Humanities, and Public Scholarship

“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” In just a few days, the Ivory Tower Boiler Room will be closing the book on our first year of podcasting (and three months of blogging, too)! Over the past year, we’ve gradually come together as a team and created a visionContinue reading “July Wrap-Up: Teaching, Public Humanities, and Public Scholarship”

(Podcast Release) The Age of…: Dr. Sheila Liming’s Digital Humanities

Bio:  Sheila Liming is associate professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. She is the author of What a Library Means to a Woman (University of Minnesota Press) and Office (Bloomsbury), both published in 2020. Her writing has appeared previously in the Los Angeles Review of Books as well as in The Atlantic, Lapham’s Quarterly,Continue reading “(Podcast Release) The Age of…: Dr. Sheila Liming’s Digital Humanities”

Podcast Preview: No Time to Rest

We’re scurrying around getting ready to celebrate one whole year here in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. We’re so excited to celebrate a full year of being able to share interesting discussions with people who are passionate not only about their work, but also about sharing it with the rest of the world, and we’reContinue reading “Podcast Preview: No Time to Rest”

The Spirit of Edith Wharton on Long Island (or, how Edith Wharton almost stopped me from spreading salacious gossip)

by Andrew Rimby It was around 11:40am when I attempted to reopen my laptop so I could login to the Zoom that would open up the portal for me to discuss Walt Whitman’s influence on Edith Wharton’s poetics. But, the dreaded phrase “Working on Updates” popped up on my computer and the percentage slowly increasedContinue reading “The Spirit of Edith Wharton on Long Island (or, how Edith Wharton almost stopped me from spreading salacious gossip)”

Midweek Teaser, June 6 2021

What a week it’s been here in the Boiler Room. And if you’re listening to our podcast, you’re extra lucky, because you get a double dose. (If you’re not already listening, fix that. We’re available all over the podcast universe, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding us on your favorite platform, plus there areContinue reading “Midweek Teaser, June 6 2021”

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