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Last week on Post Academic (5/16-5/22)–With Zizek/SNL update!

Posted in Housekeeping by postacademic on May 23, 2010
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First things first: The Zizek SNL petition on Facebook is gaining steam–well, as much as these things do.  Since we posted on it Friday, the member count has gone up from 967 to 1,415, though I can’t say we should take credit for the spike.  In the meantime, we found an imagined monologue for a Zizek appearance in the comments section of Gerry Canavan’s blog.  And if we really are going to daydream about this thing the right way, maybe a more intellectually engaging musical performer than Britney Spears (which was an earlier choice on the FB fanpage; now it’s Laibach) could be paired with the force-of-nature Slovenian critical theorist.  We (or, at least, Arnold) vote for M.I.A., who would actually be a really current get and who would be willing to bring it with some pomo and poco to match wits with Zizek.

If you’ve got a better idea for musical guest to go along with Zizek and/or have a really strong imagination, offer your suggestions and thoughts in the comments section below!

"MIA at Bonnaroo 2008" by Jack234 (Creative Commons license)

"Slavoj Zizek" by Pablo Secca (Creative Commons license)

Host Slavoj Zizek + musical guest M.I.A. = Best hypothetical theory geek Saturday Night Live ever?

If you hadn’t noticed, the rest of the week on Post Academic was also pretty rousing, touching on hot-button issues like the adjunct crisis and the Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban. We also wondered whether a little time off from academia wouldn’t be such a bad idea for aspiring Ph.D.s and would-be tenure-trackers.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekends!

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