Graduate students and young scholars please pay attention: Email your version to me in British, Canadian, or American Englishand please permit me to publish your work on this site if it is among the top five. Philosophy and Literature, a scholarly journal from the Johns Hopkins University Press, is soon to mark its twentieth anniversary.
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The Bad Writing Contest celebrates the most stylistically lamentable passages found in scholarly books and articles published in the last few years. Note that much of the writing we would consider "bad" is not necessarily incompetent. She found a grand sentence in an essay by Stephen T.
That these scholars must know what they are doing is indicated by the fact that the winning entries were all published by distinguished presses and academic journals. Our Emerald Club rental services such as access to the aisle, upgrades, etc.
Matter the Body Itself. Bhabhaa professor of English at the University of Chicago. Ordinary journalism, fiction, etc. Young academics who'd like a career had best go along. The visual is essentially pornographic, which is to say that it has its end in rapt, mindless fascination; thinking about its attributes becomes an adjunct to that, if it is unwilling to betray its object; while the most austere films necessarily draw their energy from the attempt to repress their own excess rather than from the more thankless effort to discipline the viewer.
This colorful gem appears in a collection called The Administration of Aesthetics: To this end, I must underline the phallicism endemic to the dialectics of penetration routinely deployed in descriptions of pictorial space and the operations of spectatorship.
But first a few tedious words. Instead, put these on a different page. It made me smile. Slug on her early morning glide. Together with the previous winners, it proves that was to bad prose what was to good music.
This second message completely reinstated my positive view of National Car Rental. Whether this is because of the deep complexity of Professor Jameson's ideas or their patent absurdity is something readers must decide for themselves.
End the letter on a positive note. The contest is to produce the best edited version of the sentence. The prize is a copy of my guide, 60 Quick Word Fixes. The guide explains and illustrates 60 confusing word pairs such as affect/effect, bad/badly, complement/compliment, and comprise/compose.
Bad Writing Contest: Winners Announced Feel free to copy this announcement elsewhere on the internet. We are pleased to announce winners of the second Bad Writing Contest, sponsored by the journal Philosophy and Literature and its internet discussion group, PHIL-LIT.
The Bad Writing Contest attempts to locate the ugliest, most stylistically awful passage found in a scholarly book or article published in the last few years.
Ordinary journalism, fiction, etc. are not eligible, nor are parodies: entries must be non-ironic, from actual serious academic journals or books.
The contest has spawned a number of books featuring selections from the contest entries. The books are now out of print (such is the state of our country today), but you may be able to secure copies for yourself and your innumerable admirers from the links below.
The Bad Writing Contest celebrates the most stylistically lamentable passages found in scholarly books and articles published in the last few years. Ordinary journalism, fiction, departmental memos, etc. are not eligible, nor are parodies: entries must be non-ironic, from serious, published academic journals or books.
The Bulwer-Lytton Writing Contest Winners December 29, / in Law Review / Tags: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, Humor by Crysta Dwyer As you faithful readers, if any, recall, we annually present a handful of our favorite Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest winners, and here is a sampling.Bad business writing contest winners