A while ago, Dagrun received a short text from Ron that was meant for the En Passant column in the PaTHES Newsletter. Ron wrote in praise of the index – as a writer and as a reader. The thoughts and narratives that Ron articulated in his text resonated with Dagrun’s thoughts and experiences on approaching academic literature as meaningful materialisations of thinking. They decided to write something on this together.
— by Julia Molinari
First quarter of 2021. Year #2 of COVID19. Working at home. Small market town, The Midlands, UK.
Like many, I have not set foot on campus for over a year, but I have been emergency remote teaching, home schooling, and researching despite mixed messages about whether business as usual is possible, let alone desirable. Indeed, whether ‘business as usual’ is ever an appropriate moniker to describe academia remains moot. The connotations of ‘business’ with profit, commodity and performativity are all too close for comfort.
Julia Molinari has chosen the choricle as the genre through which to reflect in times of COVID 19
— By Nuraan Davids
The twin forces of immense historical inequity, and deficient political will continue to hamper the depth of educational reform still required. Central to this hampering is a shallow understanding of transformation – one which continues to confuse transformation with external representation.
— By Scott Webster
As the world is experiencing the epidemic of COVID-19, we witness a variety of responses from political leaders. This has led many to reflect on whether responses of some authoritarian countries are being more effective than democratic ones?
— By Ronald Barnett
In the philosophy of higher education, where have all the conflicts gone? Or, more accurately, where are the conflicts?