Christopher Schaberg


professor of literature & environment (Loyola) & author of The Textual Life of Airports (Bloomsbury)

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A baggage handler takes baggage to a waiting airplane.

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Done with work for today; now off to read my colleague's new Lión translation.

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Editing the final draft of an essay called Environmentality & Air Travel Disasters. I discuss this crash & others.

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Come on, seriously : on your homepage the Mac PowerBook is from 2004! That's not new enough new media.

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A tunnel of options at the Traverse City airport, today.

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Plan for THE END OF AIRPORTS: section 1, Airport Work; section 2, Advertising Airlines; section 3, Flight Theories

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Just finished honing my essay on airport/airplane seats; it'll appear in Transformations next month. cc:

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Airplane mystery: a Citation landed at the nearby airstrip this morning. It said "Celebrate Life" on its tail.

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Today we drove to Woolsey airfield in Northport, & watched powered paraglider trike flyers.

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In 2006 I taught a class called Ideologies of Transport. One of my students included this pic in her final paper.

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Writing about this strange airfield nearby, where the occasional private jet screams in for a landing.

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"The Future is Landing at LAX"—so says this odd airport ad with a vintage 2003 Mac PowerBook, & an old flip phone.

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As I settled in to my flight out of DTW last week, I thought to myself, "This is it. This is progress."

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Airport sign, up in Michigan style.

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Pretty airport seats in the new hexagonal gate hub in the D concourse at Louis Armstrong International.

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Another great thing about the MLC bag: you can fit TWO in an overhead bin of a CRJ. Brilliant.

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My airport toddler did pretty well yesterday. No freak outs. No meltdowns. Napped during the long flight. Whew!

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Last time we flew he was just a squirt who barely said a peep. This time he'll probably have a skirmish with TSA.

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Sometimes when looking out a plane's window during takeoff, I just think

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Brad Pitt, Airplane Reading

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