[ilds] academic reviewers

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Tue May 29 11:49:43 PDT 2007

Just to make sure that everyone understands, professional reviewers 
are not academic reviewers. We academics may take months to read and 
analyze the book we are reviewing, and then carefully write a 
substantial essay that indeed has something to add to the book's 
major thesis. We rarely get paid for our labors -- beyond keeping the 
book that we've reviewed.

If Eagleton writes as an academic, then he should follow our basic 
procedures of honest reviewing. If he writes as a hack, then he 
should not be held to academic standards -- should he?

W. L. Godshalk		*
Department of English         *
University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
Cincinnati OH 45221-0069      *

More information about the ILDS mailing list