What are you saying? – February Edition
My continuing mission: To chronicle the laughably atrocious abuse of the English language by those who think they sound smart.
Neoliberal and corporatist logics are increasingly reconfiguring bodies in and around universities. The work of “diversifying” the academy imposes a disproportionate burden of labor on faculty, students, and staff marked by multiple forms of difference; the pressures of professionalization anticipate and authorize narrow standards of bodily capacity; and precarious modes of transnational expansion involving institutions of higher learning fortify and retrace imperial circuits of acquisition in land, bodies, and knowledge. This calls for a critical account of how neoliberal processes dismantle and rearticulate various sites of the university as well as the contours of bodies allowed to function within it. Our conference will thus engage debates surrounding embodiment within the university as it pertains to the overlapping structures of access, difference, and power.
– A conference invitation to NYU