Sanrio Santa may have left Hello Kitty goodies for Y, but a friend in the English department gave me some dissertation gifts at the end of the semester that were much appreciated. Tammy gave me her extra copies of the following books: Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate, Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct, Lisa Zunshine’s Strange Concepts, Daniel C. Dennett’s Consciousness Explained, Semir Zeki’s Splendor’s and Miseries of the Brain, and Bryan Boyd’s On the Origin of Stories. I already had about half of these through the library, but now I have my own copies to hold my marginal notes.
Jason W. Ellis
I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications. View all posts by Jason W. Ellis