Archive for May 2014

Improvisation in academic life

I really like Steve Fuller’s arguments about ‘improvisation’. He rehearsed them yesterday in a post for Sociological Imagination about the originality of conference keynotes: For about ten years now, I’ve been arguing about the benefits of improvisational performance in academia, not simply… Read More ›

The conference as site for neoliberal behavior

During the conference ‘Thinking about the University’[1], the university was framed variously as location, change agent, institution, producer, concept, tradition, employer, workforce, resigned guardian, soon to be ex-monopolist on information and, currently, nightmare. The rhetorical style, however, was uniform. Here… Read More ›