Philology as tool

Job talk: Re-presenting the assigned topic for 21st century cultural studies

An introduction to and the slides for the job talk I gave for reappointment. The purpose of my presentation is to gently tease out the problem inherent to the topic, which may have been an intentional provocation. I did this by pointing to the tensions inherent to a 21st century corpus-based approach and (disautomatized) corporeality while also modelling and explaining the kind of approach that I take in my classes.

Terministic screens

This post explores the “terministic screen”, which directs attention to certain types of perceptions that inform symbolic action. If it is true that “All terminologies must implicitly or explicitly embody choices between the principles of continuity and the principles of discontinuity”, might there be situations where they are transcended?

Pedagogy of extraneity

The opportunities afforded by technology do not simplify the complexities of learning but instead require “greater” maturity and support for learning (Beaty et al. 2002).