Friday, September 15, 2006

Public Intellectuals

This is a very quick post before the weekend to say that I am thinking about public intellectuals and blogs and found this interesting article by Tim Dunlop defining "public intellectual" which I plan to share with my WR 222 Writing Argument students. Here's Wikipedia's entry on intellectual for them to consider. We are using the textbook Everything's An Argument by Andrea Lunsford who is certainly a prominent public intellectual herself.


Blogger Michael Faris said...

Oh, I've been meaning to ask you if you've read any Henry Giroux, who I think uses the term "public intellectuals" to describe teachers/professors and in describing their necessary role in transformative education.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Sara Jameson said...

What I should have said in my post is that Dunlop calls bloggers the new public intellectuals.


5:27 PM  

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