I am adamantly opposed to the idea that shrinking the production of Ph.D.s is good for history as a professional endeavor. So am I. Claire Potter appears to be writing an interesting book. Axé.
Now I need Agamben for two different projects so I have no choice but to study. Here, the author is gesture. Axé.
Last week I finished a draft of a report for the department on an ongoing service and teaching initiative. It has been judged good. I will keep working on it, two hours per week, and spend another hour or so a week implementing aspects of it, for the foreseeable future. I also got two conference … More Writing group report
Here are some of his 2013 thoughts. Watch the video and tell me what you think. What is the value of the humanities education, the Ph.D., and the life of the mind generally? Axé.
If the EU worked well for any nation in Europe, it was the UK. Thanks to the skepticism and paranoia of Gordon Brown, Britain dodged the catastrophic error of the single currency. As a result, it has been relatively free to pursue the fiscal policies that it deems socially and politically desirable. The fact that … More The best Brexit article
Sara Ahmed explains. Axé.
This artistic description, explanation and set of antidotes is really good. Axé.
A friend writes on this article: Let me see if I understand. This state university is essentially becoming a for-profit academy. They can’t afford not to spend the money to keep the grant winners. Of course, that money spent to keep grants is public money being spent primarily to make money, not to educate. So … More University of Wisconsin-Madison
This is an interesting video on a surrealist poet, that I still have to watch. Viaje Hacia la Noche from Realidad Visual on Vimeo. Moro. Axé.
It is the weekend, so we will sing! Here is a version of “Plane wreck at Los Gatos” I had not heard before. It is a very important song by Woody Guthrie, sung here by an important tejano group. The norteño accordeon comes in around 0:47 and surprised me with its combination of appropriateness and … More Los Super Seven