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About Christopher Schaberg

Christopher Schaberg is associate professor of English and Environmental Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (Continuum, 2011), The End of Airports (Bloomsbury, 2015), and Airportness: The Nature of Flight (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Latest Posts | By Christopher Schaberg
Lone Wolf Theory
2 weeks ago

Lone Wolf Theory

What is a lone wolf?

We have heard this phrase a lot over the past week. It is used to signify that someone has operated without clear political or ideological …
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Tick Thinking
2 months ago

Tick Thinking

This probably isn’t the essay about ticks that you want to read. Popular takes on ticks cast them as sinister enemies of our species, and offer tips and advice for …
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Awkward Aeronautics and the Metaphysics of Friction
2 years ago

Awkward Aeronautics and the Metaphysics of Friction

Spoiler alert, in a sense

In the newest installment of Star Wars, “The Force Awakens,” I was struck by a minor detail that recurred throughout the film: the awkward aeronautics …
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