Intellectual Vocation & Political Struggle in the Trump Moment | Cornel West

This week’s addition to the reading list comes in the words of Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Titled ‘Intellectual Vocation & Political Struggle in the Trump Moment,’ the text was originally a speech delivered as part of the series “Why the Humanities Matter in the 21st Century‟ at Dartmouth College on April 27, 2017. Continue reading Intellectual Vocation & Political Struggle in the Trump Moment | Cornel West

What Is Education | An Anthology

This week’s addition to the Sunday Reading list is an anthology titled ‘What is Education?’. Written by a group of students from Denmark with the support of the Danish Youth Council, the anthology attempts to ask the critical questions about Education today. To do this, the writers approach education from the standpoint of their own specializations such as educational studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology and philology.  Continue reading What Is Education | An Anthology

Pedagogy of Debt | Jeffrey Williams

This week’s addition to the Sunday Reading list comes from the desk of Jeffrey J. Williams who is a Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. Apart from being a teacher of English literature and modern criticism and theory, Williams is also known to be a writer about American University culture. One of the most important writings in that regard have been his article ‘Pedagogy of Debt’ which is a study into the shift of the nature of university education in the United Statesand the implications of the ever rising amounts of student debt. Continue reading Pedagogy of Debt | Jeffrey Williams

Trajectory of Endurance: The Cinema of Steve McQueen|Dipankar Sarkar

In a span of six years, British filmmaker Steve McQueen has made three films whose cinematic grammar equates with a style that primarily concerns with his propensity to construct a dramatic structure in a contrarian fashion. The films that he made had dealt with themes that have explored- The physical extremity and political extremism of a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army as prisoners … Continue reading Trajectory of Endurance: The Cinema of Steve McQueen|Dipankar Sarkar

Walking | Henry David Thoreau

This week’s addition to the Sunday Reading list comes from pioneering Transcendentalist and proponent of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau. It comes in the shape of his 1962 essay titled ‘Walking’ (sometimes referred to as ‘The Wild’). The essay was molded in during the course of various lectures given by Thoreau – the first being in 1951 at Concord Lyceum. Continue reading Walking | Henry David Thoreau

The Right to Ridicule|Ronald Dworkin

This week’s addition to the Sunday Reading list comes from American philosopher, jurist and U.S. Constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin. Not one to shy away from commenting on the legal and political developments around himself, Dworkin was a frequently dishing out pieces from his writing desk for The New York Review of Books. Continue reading The Right to Ridicule|Ronald Dworkin