On Footnotes and Scholarship

I (Dave) remember a while back, a classmate with open book in hand exclaimed with much adoration, “Wow, look at this first footnote!” It was the first page of an essay in an edited book, where the body text of the first page of the essay turned out to be only three or four lines, […]

Good Scholars Cite Their Sources and Cite Them Well! Or Do They?

In my previous post, I talked about what it takes or what it means to be a good scholar. I thought that that post was an important reflection upon what good scholarship should be, especially from someone who has just finished his PhD degree and assumed his first career job. I particularly listed in that […]