“Domesticating the Alien Within” and other academic articles

Hedgehog1 In all my years on the fringes of the academy, I have most enjoyed the titles of scholarly books and articles articles.

All these titles came up in the course of a morning's searching in connection with the music of the California missions.   "The Body Acoustic," "The Economy of Authenticity," "Recycling the Other," and of course, the domesticated alien.  (BTW, "Recycling the Other" dealt with cannibalism.)  Heck, I stopped caring about the "Alabado" because there were so many other sub-topics available.

Years ago, Publishers Weekly did a spoof on the titles of academic press books.  You can do the same with the articles.  Just think what you would add after the inevitable colon in the title…

Hours of harmless fun.

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About Mary Jane Ballou

Mary Jane Ballou’s life in sacred music began in a children’s choir at the age of three. Instrumental music waited until her piano lessons started in primary school. And her music life remains a joyous pairing of sacred vocal music and the instrumental repertoire of Spain, Ireland, and Scotland.

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