Nov 22 2010

The University Debate

Category: JournalsBob Hanke @ 11:18 am
Culture Machine invites its readers to join the debate called for by Nick Couldry and Angela McRobbie in their short article ‘The Death of the University, English Style’ – now available in the Culture Machine InterZone:
We are seeking contributions in the form of short think pieces, or micro-essays, of
500-1000 words on any aspect of:
– the future of higher education in England and the UK;
– the position of the arts, humanities and social sciences within the university;
– the role and nature of the university in a democratic society.
Please email all contributions to Gary Hall at <>, remembering to include your full name and academic affiliation (if any). If, for institutional or other reasons, you would prefer to have your piece published anonymously, we would be happy to accommodate this.
All contributions will be reviewed by the Editorial Board on a rolling basis, with those accepted for publication being made immediately available on the Culture Machine site.
Eight new contributions have just been added to the Culture Machine InterZone section:
* ‘Cut the Shock Doctrine: Radicalize Common Sense’ by Paul Bowman, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University
* ‘Amidst the Culture of Efficiency’ by Sunil Manghani, Critical and Cultural Theory , York St John University
* ‘On the “Death” of the University’ by Jason Rovito, Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
* ‘Education, Education, Education’ by Ewa Sidorenko, Education, University of Greenwich
* ‘Diversity and Choice’ by Leon Wainwright, History of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
* ‘Public Values, Higher Education and the Scourge of Neoliberalism: Politics at the Limits of the Social’ by Henry A. Giroux, English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
* ‘Our Miners’ Moment: The Battle to Save Higher Education for Working-Class Students Amidst the Culture of Efficiency’ by Alex Lockwood, Journalism, University of Sunderland
* ‘Of Science and Souls’ by Keyan Tomaselli, Communication, Media and Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal
To read the pieces, visit the Culture Machine InterZone:

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