Susan is an English professor at Wake Forest University and a writer. Please visit her website: susan-harlan.com
Miniature Blue Ridge Parkway Sign
I’m always looking over the key rings at gas stations because I collect souvenirs. I also collect fridge magnets and snow globes. I never met a gift shop I didn’t like.
Some Lessons from Object Lessons
On Short Books and Essaying for General Audiences
I Am Emily Cratchit/Miss Piggy in The Muppet Christmas Carol, And I Am Not Prepared For This Uplifting But Nonetheless Impromptu Christmas Feast
Okay, so I thought it was going to be a mellow Christmas day at home with our single Cornish game hen and three cranberries. But no. Things have been shaken up.
Poem About Your University President’s Completely Reasonable Four Million-Dollar Compensation Package
It's perfectly reasonable. Let us explain.
Some Things That Will Not Be Taxed Under the GOP Tax Bill
Including the golden coffin that will house your putrifying corpse until the Day of Judgment.
Things That Male Academics Have Said To Me
Are you familiar with Foucault?
Things That A Senior Colleague Could Have Said To You Other Than ‘I Like Your Summer Outfit’ When You Ran Into Him
Location: a coffee shop, summer break
A Southern Lady’s Etiquette Guide for Engaging the Men Who Say Shit To You As You Sit on Your Porch
In case a gentleman offers a detailed opinion about your tits.
More Alternatives to Resting Bitch Face
More alternatives. Because there are always more.
THE BROOKLYN QUARTERLY — Syllabus
The syllabus must be revised.
THE BROOKLYN QUARTERLY — Things That Happen in an Eclipse
Watching in North Carolina.
THE HAIRPIN — Overheard in Front of a 1918 Alfred Stieglitz Nude Portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe in the Living Modern Exhibition
She's a great artist, but what are her tits like?
THE COMMON — The Iron-On Labels
MCSWEENEY'S INTERNET TENDENCY — Top Gun’s Maverick Addresses the Application of the Term “Maverick” to Senator John McCain
Maverick is miffed.
LITERARY HUB — The Pleasures of Reading Alone in Paris
On Verlaine and rain.