Shakespeare as Teacher Scott Newstok bemoans the way newly entering college students have been cheated by the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, “which ushered in our disastrous fixation on testing.” He worries that “unrelenting assessment has stunted your imaginations.” In response, he suggests that students open themselves to thinking like Shakespeare. “The most fascinating…Read more Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016
Posted on 3 September 2016 | 4:34 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we take a look at the persistence of non-facts in an article by Daniel Egber for Five Thirty Eight, take a peek at the relatively unknown, but important Oulipo movement, consider a Digital Humanities and more...
Posted on 15 May 2016 | 8:00 pm
Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.”
Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more!
Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the definition of public accommodation when it comes to privacy, explore dark web literature, and much more!
Posted on 7 February 2016 | 8:01 pm