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 Zeitgeist              zeit·geist/ˈtsītˌɡīst,ˈzītˌɡīst/

The blog Zeitgeist – which describes the general ideas, beliefs, and spirit of a particular time period – originally started as a class assignment for the graduate course COMM 8210 “The Role of the Critic” at the University of Minnesota in the Spring of 2012  as a means to foster public scholarship and engagement beyond the holy halls of academia.  Zeitgeist is not dedicated to a particular topic, issue, or purpose and broadly seeks to fuse “academic” and “popular culture” commentary on contemporary issues. This blog presents a less conventional playing-field, not succumbing to academic rigor and standards, where teaching and research ideas are presented in a more interactive, accessible, and digestive format. In short, Zeitgeist is envisioned to share the creative works of my students and my own daily work as an academic with a larger public beyond the confines of the ivory tower.

 

 

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