“When Did Beauty Become So F…n’ Ugly?” (Davor Džalto)

    In Jonathan Parker’s movie Untitled (2009) we find an insightful (and also cynical) description of some of the major features of the contemporary art world. One of the main characters, Josh (Eion Bailey), is a successful commercial painter who is nicely positioned within Read More …

Neoliberal Dreams And The Plight Of The Humanities, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here.  A longer version is published in .PDF version in an upcoming issue of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Seaborg was correct in one key respect.  The humanities Read More …

Neoliberal Dreams And The Plight Of The Humanities (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series.  A longer version is published in .PDF version in an upcoming issue of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Neoliberalism, The “Knowledge Society”, and the Birth of Biopolitics The results of the Presidential election of Read More …

Is The Academy A Place for “Idiots”? (George Elerick)

The U.S. economic and social model is associated with substantial levels of social exclusion, including high levels of income inequality, high relative and absolute poverty rates, poor and unequal educational outcomes, poor health outcomes, and high rates of crime and incarceration. At the same time, Read More …