Abstract. Over the past few years, there has been an ostensible growth in “quit lit,” a new genre of literature made of columns and opinion editorials detailing the reasons why scholars—with or without tenure— leave academia. This paper examines the impact of the neoliberal academia on subjectivity. In the neoliberal university, subjectivity is caught into a web of conflicting expectations. On the one hand, it is expected to live up to high standards of competition. On the other hand, the body experiences competition as a celebrated form of self-abuse. In this context, quitting is not merely about resigning an academic position. It is a symptom of the urge to create a space between the neoliberal discourse and the sense of self; an act of rebellion intended to abdicate the competitive rationality of neoliberal academia and embrace different values and principles.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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