Author: J. Eric Hazell

J. Eric Hazell holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MA in American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches history and English at Central Texas College. He can be reached at

Dr. Anonymous or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blackboard

In Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Heywood Floyd finds himself doing business with a zero-gravity toilet that says: PASSENGERS ARE ADVISED TO READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE. Following are ten steps of directions. Post-pandemic college professors have technologized themselves into a similar blithe helplessness, a point missing from all the hand-wringing over the […]

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