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the chalk that is not one

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Oh dear. What have we here. From an email I just received:

In other news, Luce Irigaray is in UCL and won’t come to see us because the chalking has upset her so much.

Run, academics, the new kids are behind you…

I admit, I get pretty excited when I see chalk at the university too, given the proliferation of fucking dry-erase whiteboards.

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December 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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Finally they’re coming. You have no idea how happy this makes me… A lifetime of learning and teaching, and then you get to see something like this:

A few fleeting glimpses of yours truly in there… And, um, my protest mullet.

Dog days are over…. Couldn’t have picked a better song to go with it…

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December 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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The media loves the concept of “generational shift,” at least sometimes when they can get out of their permanent mid-life crisis for a column or two. Mostly very boring, and the students don’t really care about the meta-narrative. But it is quite funny to see students that I’ve met in the room winning on-line arguments against people my age, people that I’ve known from my dalliances in theoretical left circles for several years. I won’t link, as that would be cruel. But it is lovely to see. They’re learning an enormous amount in a very short time, and I’m learning an enormous amount from them. And maybe the bloodclot that has been the left starts to dissolve….

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December 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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when ’68 posters have their place in the current occupations

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This is the person discussed, um, here. From this rather brilliant site….

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December 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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