Support

I went to get that book from the library and it was there, along with two books of interest I had heard of and one I had not, so I checked out all four. It was amazing. This paper is not in my field, but in a field the university supports, and I feel like … More Support

Roubado

I stole this from a friend on Facebook and I think you should steal it too. I will get Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection which says in part: “These performances pleased not only because of the abilities of those who performed but also because they served to display the owner’s power and property since the … More Roubado

Pacing, planning

This week I wrote 15 percent of my essay and also outlined/storyboarded it. Not very well, mind you, but I do have a structure. It will end with transmodernity and materiality. If I keep writing at this pace I need six more weeks to finish. Then I take a week off, and then I have … More Pacing, planning

Academic freedom

Academic freedom won’t survive if it is defended merely or mainly as a principle. It survives in and because of a bundle of values and practices—including ways of spending time and the pursuit of knowledge without preidentified end—that undergird the insti­tution. It is crucially important for administrators and faculty alike to understand how the shift … More Academic freedom