EDIT: The talk will be at 6pm NOT 6:30 as previously announced. My error.
The promotional materials should be going out soon for the talk I’m giving for the UK Student Activities Board’s “One Last Thing” lecture series on November 8th,
6:30pm 6pm at the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. This lecture series asks faculty members to imagine what lecture they would give if it were their last, what parting wisdom about life would we have to share. I finally had to cough up the title for my lecture for the posters going up. Are you ready? (SPOILER WARNING!!!)
“DISOBEY!: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Became an Anarchist and an Atheist.”
Considering that the last talk was about the importance of keeping your Christian faith in college, this talk ought to be fairly incendiary. I’m really looking forward to giving this particular talk. I tend to mask my own personal political views pretty well in the classroom. One Intro to Political Theory student told me yesterday he believed I must be a conservative capitalist. In all the years I’ve taught that class, no one has successfully guessed either my personal political or religious views. I’m pretty proud of this. But I promised my students, current and former, that I would use this opportunity to come clean, reveal all, etc. etc.
So here it is. The lesson in all this, kids?
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.