Cultures of Erudition and Desire in University Pedagogy Thoughts on Practice-led Curricula Before, Through, and Beyond Deleuze
This book promotes adult education in a university setting as cultivation and the inculcation of culture, democracy, and ethics beyond and through lived experience. It draws on theories from across disciplines, bringing together Aristotelian and post-structuralist thought. This includes Fernando Pessoa’s notion of ‘erudition’ as culture and ‘disquiet’ as a mode of contemplative living, with Fernand Deligny’s ‘wanting’ as manifestation of life. Liana Psarologaki addresses the pathologies of life and higher education in advanced capitalist societies and creates a manifesto for a new type of university pedagogy.
Liana Psarologaki is an architect, artist, educator, and creative scholar based in the UK.
Introduction, or "for the 15%"
Part 1, TUBER: Entering the Root
Part 2, SYNAPSIS I: Aristotle, Pessoa, and the Missing Cultures: Erudition
Part 3, SYNAPSIS II: Deligny and Deleuze; Post-humanist Desires
Part 4, SYNAPSIS III: Maverick and Temperate; a People-in-becoming
Part 5, RHIZOME: Erudition in Times of Apnoea; Educating an Ill Generation