A Pedagogy on the Verge of Disaster

Christopher I Fynsk

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This essay develops the notion of disaster (as taken from Maurice Blanchot) with reference to pedagogical practice. The essay proceeds from a consideration of work by the French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard (specifically, an essay entitled "Endurance in the Profession") and compares the thinking advanced there with a position advanced in The Claim of Language: A Case for the Humanities (U. of Minnesota Press, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPedagogies of Disaster
EditorsVincent van Gerven Oei, Adam Stanley Groves, Nico Jenkins
Place of PublicationBrooklyn, NY
PublisherPunctum Books
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780615898711
ISBN (Print)0615898718
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Pedagogy Humanities Politics


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