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Clare O’Farrell’s blog on books, TV, films, Michel Foucault, universities etc. etc.

Louise Katz, Feeding Greedy Corpses: the rhetorical power of Corpspeak and Zombilingo in higher education, and suggested countermagics to foil the intentions of the living dead, Borderlands, 15 (1), 2016

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Some very interesting ideas in this article.

According to Richard Kearney, the imagination also owns an ethical role: it is through everyday imaginative projections that we create a ‘liveable world’ (2008 pp. 36-37). Kearney cites Patocka’s claim that ‘the ethical imagination … is a matter of spiritual struggle which refuses the tyranny of things as they are out of commitment to the Idea that things can be other than they are’ (2008 p. 42). Imagination is an essential and formidable force to deploy when challenging the fantasies upon which world-shaping social, economic or political ideologies are constructed. (p. 17)

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