Dancing in the Dark - A Survivor's Guide to the University

Nini Fang, Anne Pirrie*, Elizabeth O'Brien, Geoffrey Baines (Illustrator)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book is at once an exploration, a dance in the dark, an invocation to intellectual openness and to dwelling. It speaks to the insecurity, uncertainty and fears that attend having one's being in the university and considers these as virtues rather than as failings. We offer this little book as a gift. Here, then, is Dancing in the Dark; and in good hands.

It invites you not to run from the unanswered questions into well-worn ways of knowing, and trusted methodologies that will likely produce familiar kinds of answer. This invitation, to tolerate uncertainty, could have many impacts on the academy, including celebration of diversity, a shaking up of hierarchies and traditions and the emergence of fearless, curious people, working together to make progress on the world’s problems. What if it was OK not to know?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTilosophy Press
ISBN (Print)9781399900911
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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