I came across these two essays by Adam Kotsko, and wanted to commend them to anyone working as a teacher in a college-or-later setting as rich food for pedagogical thought. They repeat themselves somewhat -- he reuses some paragraphs -- but they both add something to his overall picture. And while they start in a direction I would have said I disagree with, he makes some pretty compelling points. Anyway, check them out:
his blogging, but poking around after reading these essays his main work looks pretty interesting too. (Indeed, a few pieces of it I'd already read and liked -- e.g. his review of Red Plenty -- without remembering who wrote them.) Here's an excerpt from one of his books, on Zizek and theology; here's an excerpt from another one, on sociopaths in contemporary TV shows. I found both more interesting than I thought I would based on their announced subjects. Kotsko was also kind enough to point out that Orson Welles's The Trial is available for free online. (He teaches at a pretty interesting looking college too -- an interesting variant on the St. John's College model.)
* If there was ever a follow-up 'Immersion Method II' essay, I couldn't find it.
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