Here’s the essay I mentioned in class today. It’s part of a larger, year-long project called the Kilburn Manifesto and is written by Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey, and Michael Rusting. The PDF below, After Neoliberalism: Analysing the Present, is the first installment:
Chinua Achebe– celebrated author, educator and activist– has died. His first novel Things Fall Apart, published the year Ghana decolonized, is part of college curricula around the world. He proved a sharp satirist not only of European colonialism, but of corrupt post-colonial elites.
If passed, this would unfairly force students to pay “the full cost of instruction” if they exceed certain unit cap limits. This could affect many students, including transfer students, double majors, high-unit majors, and any student who had to take other courses because they were unable to get the classes they needed for their major.
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A transcript of Zizek’s remarks in NYC @ OWS:
An interesting clip from the SEP:
I have to say, I never expected to see something like this on US television:
Notes on Frederick Douglass’s speech in Rochester, NY on July, 5 1852:
Douglass begins with an eloquent apology for his nervousness, a rhetorical gesture underscoring the importance of the date being commemorated and the difficulties besetting a person such as himself– a runaway slave– in addressing that event.