A-J ARONSTEIN

I'm a writer based in Brooklyn with a background at the University of Virginia (BA'07) and the University of Chicago (MA'10) . This site has links to published work and info on my teaching and professional experience.
Feel free to be in touch aj.aronstein@gmail.com.

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FICTION AND ESSAYS

My fiction, creative essays, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming at The New York Times, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Millions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Vulture (formerly Splitsider), and elsewhere. The images below link to some favorites. Otherwise, take a look at the full list on my Publications Page.

The Art of the Cover Letter
The Art of the Cover Letter
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A History of Resumes, NY Times
A History of Resumes, NY Times
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Elsie Conick: A Biography in Fragments, Guernica
Elsie Conick: A Biography in Fragments, Guernica
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February in Chicago: Paris Review Blog
February in Chicago: Paris Review Blog
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Don't Call it Chi-Town: The Millions
Don't Call it Chi-Town: The Millions

Links to Fiction and Creative Essays

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Lake Path: Tin House Blog
Lake Path: Tin House Blog
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The Plague Years: The New Inquiry
The Plague Years: The New Inquiry
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Staying with Argos: New Ohio Review
Staying with Argos: New Ohio Review
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On Dan Clowes: LA Review of Books
On Dan Clowes: LA Review of Books
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Not Reading Augie: The Essay Daily
Not Reading Augie: The Essay Daily
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Visit: Tin House Open Bar
Visit: Tin House Open Bar
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Double Fault: Paris Review Blog
Double Fault: Paris Review Blog
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What are the Humanities For?

THE WORK OF THE HUMANITIES

CRISIS, PUBLICS, AND THE GOOD LIFE

How do the Humanities (and humanists) have value in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government settings? How is it that humanists even talk about "value" in the first place?

Is it all just about reading Proust and drinking coffee?

Originally a course at the University of Chicago, "The Work of the Humanities" engages in these questions through contemporary texts and conversations with practicing humanists in diverse fields.

(It was super fun to teach).

Proust and a cup of 🔥 coffee on the second to last 100 degree day of the year #Chicago #Englewood

CURRICULUM VITAE

See the Whole Story the Old Fashioned Way. (Otherwise, just check out my LinkedIn page).

CONTACT ME

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