The Textual Life of Airports in the New York Times

By | February 14, 2012

A nice shout out to Chris Schaberg’s The Textual Life of Airports in Joe Sharkey’s NYT article, “Handy Travel Tips From Those in the Know”:

“And consider this from Christopher Schaberg, an assistant professor of English at Loyola University and the author of a book, The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (Continuum, 2011), which one academic reviewer said ‘explores that most quotidian space of ennui, the airport.’

“Pay attention not only to public art in airports, but also to your own place within, no matter how grim or humble a concourse might seem, Professor Schaberg advised. ‘Think of your time spent in the airport as an art walk of sorts. You are actually part of a giant, living art piece, the architectural matrix and social swirl that we recognize as airport life.’”

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