Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart

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Graduate school used to be a place where one went to get an advanced degree, now it’s a place where ardent Marxists, performance artists, Vikings, professors on the verge of a nervous breakdown and other miscreants go to drink. At least that’s what it looks like to Brian Duvalier. Duvalier is a thin frustrated writer who is literally wasting away working for a magazine writing about foods that repulse him. When he travels to the (probably) mythic land of Brooklyn to go to graduate school, he finds not just a new group of friends, but also a world where the attitude of the faculty is “it works in practice, can we make it work in theory?” and where the prime pastime is debating arcane university rules with the venom that one usually reserves for discussions of the exploits of Pol Pot. But the semester is almost over and important questions need to be addressed. Can Duvalier get through graduate school without going completely mad? Will his inadvertent plagiarism be discovered? And who really replaced the statue of the school’s founder with a Jell-O replica? ABOUT ARS OMNIA PRESS This text is published by Ars Omnia Press. Ars Omnia Press was founded by artists, writers, and academics to provide a forum for unique, provocative, and inspiring creative voices. We publish works of fiction, poetry, and art that challenge the boundaries (mimetic, aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, political, philosophical, economic, spiritual, etc.) of literary and artistic expression. Visit us on the web at www.arsomnia.org.

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Brian Cogan is a professor and writer. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous books, articles and anthologies on popular culture, music and the media. He is the author of The Punk Encyclopedia (Sterling 2008), co-author with Tony Kelso of The Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Media and Politics (Greenwood Press 2009) as well as co-editor with Tony Kelso of Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement (Lexington 2008), which is about youth culture and political involvement. Dr. Cogan is also the co-author, along with William Phillips, of the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music (Greenwood Press 2009), and is the editor of a collection of essays on the popular television show South Park (Lexington 2011). He is also the co-author/editor of two forthcoming books in 2013, Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America’s Most Powerful Generation (Co-edited with Thomas Gencarelli) 2 Volumes Praeger Books (2013) and Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____________* I Learned from Monty Python” *Including History, Art, Poetry, Communism, Philosophy, the Media, Birth, Death, Religion, Literature, Latin, Transvestites, Botany, the French, Class Systems, Mythology, Fish Slapping, and many more! Co-written with Jeff Massey. (St. Martins Press 2013). He is currently co-writing the autobiography of the legendary Marky Ramone. In his leisure time, he likes to procrastinate. He’s right behind you right now, Boo!

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