Terry Caesar is a professor of English at Clarion University. He is the author of a previous book on academic life, Conspiring with Forms, as well as a study of American travel writing, Forgiving the Boundaries.
Writing in Disguise is a series of increasingly personal essays that both discuss and dramatize through firsthand experience the significance of subordination in academic life, in terms of issues and structures but above all in terms of texts. Some are written: memos, rejection letters, even resignation letters. Some are not: anecdotes, protests, jokes, parodies.