Eliot Wirshbo


EW, a distinguishable lecturer, has published approximately one page for each of the years he has been at UCSD, a record he challenges anyone to match. His new passion is prepositions, a much-despised and -misunderestimated component of ancient literary texts. As originally announced in an issue of American Behavioral Scientist in 1990, he continues to 'toil' over his magnum and surely posthumous opus, A History of Dawdling. This magisterial work is now projected to reach approximately four volumes (depending on the finishing touches eventually provided by his continuatrix). Beloved and hated by students, EW has been dubbed a walking oxymoron (just now). The photo shows him pioneering the wide stance in 1951.