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Margaret Mary Vojtko Remembered

Margaret Mary Vojtko was a galvanizing figure for many adjuncts/contingent/part-time educators when she passed in September of 2014. Margaret Mary’s life was significant. Her death was shocking, and was literally … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fuck Batman. I’m Sick of That Guy.

By Leonardo De Walnut Editor’s note: Apologies to the author of this piece for not publishing it in a timely manner. Modern Disappointment received this prior to the release of … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Charlatan in the Room. The Secrets of Your Part-time Professor.

By Kareme D’Wheat Another semester begins. I arrive early, well dressed, and prepared for action. Like a doctor making a house call, I bring all my own equipment, tools, toys, … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

It Pays to be Smart. Or So You Think.

By Sinnamon Rohl on behalf of Madjuncts Unite Press As editor of Modern Disappointment, I encourage artists and writers to submit their work for publication. Here is our first guerrilla art … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

Invisible, in Life as Well as Death.

By Kareme D’Wheat When I read Jay Atkinson’s account in the Boston Globe of the forgotten and overlooked adjunct who died without so much as a consolatory flower arrangement, I … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 13 Comments

What Jesus Wouldn’t Do.

By Leonardo De Walnut What would Jesus do? Probably get his ass killed. Unlike him, I do not have the ability to rise from the grave after being crucified. The whole … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Retail & Psychological Warfare: The Subtle Ludovico Technique of the In-Store Soundtrack.

By Travis Peanutbrittle Have you ever had to listen to Ke$ha while at work? The repeated message forms a sickening code within your frontal lobes. Stocking fruit at six a.m. … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment