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Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education
The Slow Movement in the Arts and Humanities





ISBN 9781138080287
Published October 25, 2018 by Routledge
262 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A collection of essays written by arts and humanities scholars across disciplines, this book argues that higher education has been compromised by its uncritical acceptance of our culture’s standards of productivity, busyness, and speed. Inspired by the Slow Movement, contributors explain how and why university culture has come to value productivity over contemplation and rapidity over slowness. Chapter authors argue that the arts and humanities offer a cogent critique of fast culture in higher education, and reframe the discussion of the value of their fields by emphasizing the dialectic between speed and slowness.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contextualizing Speed and Slowness in Higher Education



Stephannie S. Gearhart and Jonathan Chambers





          I. Fast Consequences









  1. Imagining the Slow University




  2. Stephannie S. Gearhart







  3. Queerness Over Time: Slowness, Speed, and the Chronopolitics of Scholarship




  4. Margarita Rayzberg and Blake Smith







  5. Out-of-Phase: Studio Art, Time, and Professionalization in the Academy — A Conversation…




  6. Charles Kanwischer and Katerina Rüedi Ray







  7. 24/7 Capitalism and Academic Theatre Production




  8. Jonathan Chambers







  9. Subversive Singularity: Beyond Meaning and Knowledge




  10. Gordon C. F. Bearn





    II. Slow Resistance: Academic Production







  11. Tactical Slowness: Fomenting a Culture of Mental Health in the Academy




  12. Scott Magelssen and Shelby Lunderman







  13. Waste Time: Excess Potential in Academic Production




  14. C. Greig Crysler and Shiloh Krupar







  15. Neoliberalism, Recursivity, Theatre




  16. Patricia Ybarra







  17. Read Another Book: Repeat When Necessary




  18. Rebecca Hill





    III. Slow Resistance: Pedagogical Approaches







  19. Less is More: Slow Reading in the Undergraduate Classroom




  20. Wendy Arons







  21. Consuming Time or Making Time? Slow History and General Education




  22. Jane Simonsen







  23. Teaching Music Slowly




  24. Fred Everett Maus







  25. Mindfulness as Slow Education in the First-Year Composition Classroom




  26. Kyle Garton-Gundling







  27. Not So Fast: The Virtues of Slow Rhetoric




           Barry M. Kroll





Conclusion



Stephannie S. Gearhart and Jonathan Chambers

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Biography

Stephannie Gearhart is Associate Professor of English at Bowling Green State University, USA.





Jonathan Chambers is Professor of Theater and Film at Bowling Green State University, USA.