A very short story. (more…)
The first of a set of posts on professionalism and radical professionalism appeared on this day a year ago. Here is the whole set again, this Happy Labour Day.
- an introductory post (2017-08-15): mostly screenshots, setting up the rationale for the series: a need to talk about The P-Word
- Radical professionalism (1): it is not neutrality (2017-09-03)
- Radical professionalism (2): it is not about appearances (2017-09-04)
- two other entremets posts (here and here).
- Radical professionalism (3): what it is and what it could be (2017-09-18)
- Radical professionalism (4): it exists and it’s medievalist (2017-09-19)
A STICKY POST: 31 August – 31 December 2018
It is time for the annual pilgrimage. So as to make this a slower and longer pilgrimage than last year, to commemorate a 10th anniversary (well, two: the death of an important person and the birth of a marginal blog), this post is a “sticky” one and will stay here for a whole academic term, all the way to its end and the end of the year; and it contains various kinds of “stickiness” played out in three Acts: revisiting 2017, 2018, and Campbellian education in action.
ACT I: REVISITING 2017
Reader of everything. Writer. Performer. Creator. Stand up comedian, speculative fictioneer, improviser, paranomasiac, marvelling revelling adventurer in existence.
Public outreach educator and life-long learning experimenter in ways beyond the wildest imaginings of Proper Professionals in these fields before they or these fields even existed. The next time you consider using words like “innovation,” “innovative,” “innovator”: have some respect. Think first. Check with reference to Ken. If philology provides a theoretical meaning, it is Ken who provides—incarnates—a reference-point for lived active practice.
As we academics start the new year, welcome new students, and train new graduate-student Teaching Assistants, please consider giving half an hour of your time to Ken; (more…)
Oez merveilluse aventure
Cum genz sunt d’estrange nature
(Thomas, “Le Mariage de Tristan” ll. 234-35)