This week in academic publishing

Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal

Says Variety:

Men like Steven Seagal are not born; they are forged in the heat and hell of Hollywood offices. Unlike his bloodthirsty macho contemporaries, Seagal burst onto the bigscreen with fists blazing, parlaying Ovitzian connections into a starring role in “Above the Law.” Ain’t-It-Cool’s Vern puts the action star on a pedestal in “Seagalogy,” a tome that explores all aspects of the man behind the ponytail with utmost respect. Fans will find it irresistible, but those who caught “On Deadly Ground” on cable might well wonder what all the fuss is about.

2 thoughts on “This week in academic publishing

  1. Ah yes, I’ve heard of this. It won the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for “scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity,” and, inexplicably though not undeservedly, the Charles Homer Haskins prize from the Medieval Academy of America.
    I’m going to a seminar led by Vern in Zurich next week, in fact. I’ll pass along your regards.


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