Data on Graduate Placement

There have two posts at APPS (here and here) commenting on this post by Marcus Arvan based on the listing of jobs at the philjobs site. Based on this, the summary goes, one should not go to a non Leiter Gourmet Report approved place to study. But much better data can be found for most graduate programs collected by the APA in its Graduate Student Guide. I can’t find the link, but someone crunched this data (if you know where this was done–please let me know) and found quite comparable data between ranked and not-so-ranked programs in philosophy. Hard as this might be to believe, it’s best not to put too much in self-reported, incomplete data for one year in an online wiki compared to data collected over five years by the APA. Just look at it yourself, look at particular schools, and hopefully (if someone finds the crunched data) you’ll conclude we don’t need to reify the position of the Gourmet Report in our discipline.

Visualising The Birth of Territory – the animated movie by Juliet J Fall

Peter Gratton:

This is a wonderful visual piece (Stuart Elden gets his own lego figure!) depicting Elden’s The Birth of Territory from the recent AAG.

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:

Visualising “The Birth of Territory” Juliet J Fall, Université de Genève from Juliet Fall on Vimeo.

This is the version of the animated presentation Juliet J Fall gave at the AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, on 7th April 2014 as part of the “Author meets critics” session on the book The Birth of Territory, by Stuart Elden. Session organised by Claudio Minca and Jeremy Crampton. (No soundtrack)
If you liked this, you might consider joining our Masters programme in Political and Cultural Geography, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Specialisations in Visual Studies, including documentary filmmaking (mostly about real people and places, not only toys!). Taught mostly in French.

Many thanks to Juliet for making this extraordinary piece of work.

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Text and Context Symposium at MUN

For those around MUN, I’ll be presenting this morning at the Text and Context Symposium, hosted by Religious Studies, on “Derrida and the Meaning of Political Theology: The Case of the Death Penalty.” I’ll be on a panel with philosophy’s Seamus O’Neill (presenting his work on demons) and Michelle Rebidoux on the possibilities of inter-faith dialogue. The room is Earth Sciences 4002. Here is the rest of the schedule for today and tomorrow.