R. M. Stangler

R. M. Stangler
R.M. Stangler works as a lecturer at the University of Kansas. He earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric at the University of Kansas, where he wrote his dissertation on Richard Weaver and the Southern Agrarian writers. He has taught at the University of Kansas, Donnelly College, and Berry College, and he is at work on a book about Weaver, agrarianism, and American culture.

Recent Essays

Adjuncts, Mechanics, The Overclass, and Class War

Something has gone seriously wrong, and no one seems to have any idea how to fix it—including, alas, Michael Lind.

Without Athens, There is No R.E.M.: The Loss of Local Cultures

In high school, I had a friend who simply loathed Michael Stipe. This was in the late nineties, at the tail end...

The Power of Place

Review of “The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists” at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. The exhibit runs through June 30,...

Thinking and Writing in ¾ Time: A Few Thoughts on Jimmy Buffett

There are many surprising things about getting older. As I sit on the cusp of my late thirties, staring at that blinking cultural landmark...

AirSpace Colonizes the College Town

As a localist and a voracious reader, it is only natural that I would be deeply devoted to my local independent bookstore. Here in...