“Mark Kingwell delivers a lecture on ‘Representations of the Intellectual in Everyday Life’. Has pop culture ruined the intellectual?”
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- Edward Said’s ‘Representations of the Intellectual’ (study guide from Prof Seiler‘s ‘Controversial Non-Fiction‘ course).
- Controversies / Intellectuals / Civil Society, Michael Ignatief, Queen’s Quarterly 104 (Fall 1997), pp. 395-401(ibid).
The episode of the Simpsons that Prof Kingwell refers to in his lecture is episode nine of season twelve, called ‘HOMR.’ You can find it online here.
- Disadvantages of an Elite Education, William Deresiewicz (The American Scholar, summer 2008).
Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers.