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Gord Barentsen


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  1. terrible album covers

    Oh...my. I went from this to this in the space of just a few albums (and I'm pretty jaded about these things!)....
  2. MSCP course "Friedrich Schelling and 'Philosophical Psychology'" came to its purposeful end last night.  Great success!

  3. Man Introduces Wife to Gorillas

    Wow.,....can't believe I missed this! Wait a minute...yeah, I can. At any rate, this is an amazing video...makes me wonder when "gorilla" is going to disappear from the Junior OED...
  4. Words you thought you knew....

    I came upon this great slideshow at dictionary.com and just had to post it here.
  5. Hello, I'm pleased to announce that LiquidFractal, with the permission of the MSCP, is hosting the online space for "Schelling and 'Philosophical Psychology'," a summer course lasting from Jan-Feb 2018 and run through the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. You can get to it in the SPACES menu above, but only registered members can access its content. If you're interested in enrolling for this or any other course offered by the MSCP, please visit their website here: Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. All courses are available for distance enrollment and are made available as downloadable recordings.
  6. I am still finding this hard to believe, but here it is: https://www.change.org/p/oxford-university-press-nature-related-words-should-be-reinstated-in-the-junior-oxford-english-dictionary
  7. happy Kwanza-festimas!

    Happy festimas to everyone as well. I'd be somewhat more cheerful, but the past couple of weeks have been occupied with less than festive things - among them our beloved cat, who is about to pass away.
  8. couldn't resist posting this...

    Pretty much says it all in this day and age! http://wheninacademia.tumblr.com/post/129518725904/when-there-is-only-one-job-available-in-your
  9. Hi everyone, I've been accepted to teach a summer school course at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP) beginning Monday 15 Jan. 2018 and going for two hours each Monday for five weeks. The course is called "Schelling and 'Philosophical Psychology'," and you can read the description here: https://mscp.org.au/courses/summer-school-2018#course1

    Well, embarrassingly late response to this. I blame the Hammer pants. Anyone who wants to check out my thesis can download it for free from the Western thesis repository here: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4784
  11. A test album

    This is an example of an album you can create inside your media gallery. Use albums to organise your media by theme or topic!
  12. Introducing LF_Magnum!

    Thanks @stimmung79! I'm glad the changes are getting positive reviews. Lots more to do, but I hope to be posting more material in the near future.
  13. Introducing LF_Magnum!

    Thanks @Graham Barnett . Many others have said it really makes the site "pop"!
  14. About the Owner: Gord Barentsen

    Gord Barentsen, BA Hons. (York), MA (York), Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario) As a first-year undergraduate, I knew I wanted to be in English graduate studies. There's something about being absorbed in a book that opens the mind to unthought possibilities, but which can also make you revisit what you thought you knew and think about it differently. Gradually, your mind stretches and grows to accomodate these new ideas; it learns to move around and through them, and soon those ideas quietly become part of who you are — part of how you respond to and engage with the world. Whether you or the people around you know it or not, those ideas are always operating in the background. Become conscious of them and learn how to use them and you can enrich your life experience and the experiences of those around you. Sometimes, even in the most inconsequential, mundane and everyday thing it's possible to see something that compels you to think differently, even if just for a moment. That is my experience of reading. As the owner of LiquidFractal, I now have the opportunity to share this experience with new generations of students. LiquidFractal has been, and continues to be, a profoundly creative project for me: it's a platform for my professional services, but it's also the vehicle for my unique vision of what open learning should be — a combination of sophistication and an entertaining and engaging social sphere. So for those of you who might want to see credentials and experience, or who just want to know a bit more about me, here it is. Jan 2018: I am currently lecturing on Schelling and the concept of "philosophical psychology" at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. Contents Academic Fields of Interest Recent Scholarships, Awards & Recognitions Selected Publications Recent Presentations Selected Academic Employment Non-Academic ⁄ Professional Other Qualifications and Credentials Interests & Hobbies Travelling Academic Ph.D., English (The University of Western Ontario) (2017) Thesis title: "Romantic Metasubjectivity: Rethinking the Romantic Subject Through Schelling and Jung" Supervisors: Tilottama Rajan, Joel Faflak MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (York University) (1999) Thesis title: "Where is the Anti-Nowhere League? English Romanticism and Punk Subculture" Supervisors: Ian Balfour, Rob Bowman, Elizabeth Seaton BA, Hons. Dbl. Maj., English & Humanities (York University) (1995) Graduated magna cum laude Awarded Arthur Haberman Award in History & Humanities Dean's Honour Roll Fields of Interest English and German Romanticism (philosophy and literature); psychoanalysis (Freud, Jung, Lacan); Speculative Realism; theories of the self/subject; theory and criticism; TV and film Recent Scholarships, Awards & Recognitions 2013 Barbara McGraw Graduate Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario 2012 Mary Routledge Fellowship, The University of Western Ontario 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario 2010 Graduate Student Teaching Award, The University of Western Ontario (nominated) 2009 Nineteenth-Century Literature written and oral examination, passed with distinction (PWD) 2008 Dean's Entrance Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario Selected Publications Barentsen, Gord. “A Whole Made of Holes: Interrogating Holism via Jung and Schelling.” (forthcoming, Routledge 2018) Barentsen, Gord. “Silent Partnerships: Schelling, Jung, and the Romantic Metasubject.” Special Issue: “Schelling After Theory,” ed. Tilottama Rajan and Sean McGrath, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 19.1 (2015), pp. 67-79. (refereed) Barentsen, Gord. “Introduction.” A Language Spoken in Tongues: Essays on the Transcultural Gothic. Ed. Gord Barentsen. Rodopi/Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012, pp. vii-xvi. (refereed) Barentsen, Gord. “Freud, Jung, and the Dangerous Supplement to Psychoanalysis.” Mosaic 44.4 (December 2011), pp. 195-211. (refereed) Recent Presentations “A Whole Made of Holes: Interrogating Holism via Jung and Schelling.” One World: Logical and Ethical Implications of Holism, an AHRC funded conference at the Dept. of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom, 8-10 Sept. 2017. “Silent Partnerships: Schelling, Jung and the Romantic Metasubject.” Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 29 August – 1 September, 2013. “Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices.” (with Paul Werstine) INKE 2012 Birds-of-a-Feather Gathering, Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba, 12 December 2012. “Schelling, Jung and the Critique of Interiority.” The First Conference of the International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority (ISPDI), Crown Plaza Hotel, Berlin, Germany, 23-25 July, 2012. “Coding Digital Texts in TEI-Compliant XML, Case Study: The Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of Troilus and Cressida.” The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2012 Colloquium, University of Victoria, 5-8 June 2012. “Metasubjectivity in Schelling and Jung.” Romanticism and Evolution: A Romanticism Research Group International Conference. Windermere Manor, University of Western Ontario, 12-14 May 2011. (solicited) “Freud, Jung and the Dangerous Supplement to Psychoanalysis.” Freud After Derrida. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, University of Manitoba, 6-9 Oct 2010. Selected Academic Employment 2014 Editorial Assistant for a special edition of Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, ed. Tilottama Rajan and Sean McGrath (2015) and William Godwin, Mandeville, ed. Tilottama Rajan (Peterborough: Broadview, 2015). Responsible for proofreading, image management, formatting, copyediting 2013 Course Director for "The History of Criticism and Theory," a full-year, full-credit undergraduate English course at the University of Western Ontario. Full responsibilities for grading, lecturing, managing online LMS components 2010-2013 Research Assistant in the Textual Studies Group of Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)'s Major Collaborative Initiatives program. Responsible for coding TEI-compliant XML of Troilus & Cressida for the New Shakespeare Variorum under the supervision of Prof. Paul Werstine; presented a case study at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, British Columbia, 2012. 2010-2011 Teaching Assistant for two half-year undergraduate English courses, "The History of Criticism and Theory" and Contemporary Theory and Criticism," at the University of Western Ontario. Responsible for delivering two guest lectures and managing online LMS components 2009-2010 Teaching Assistant for a full-year undergraduate English course, "Modern Drama: The Activist Stage," at the University of Western Ontario. Responsible for delivering a guest lecture, grading, mentoring creative and theoretical course aspects as well as online LMS component. Nominated, Graduate Teaching Award Non-Academic ⁄ Professional 2002-present Senior Production Writer and Instructional Designer, Nevada Learning Series. Responsibilities include conceiving, writing, proofreading, and revising software reference guides used by Fortune 500 companies, corporations, and North American government agencies. Other Qualifications and Credentials Current Working With Children E (WWC-E) Check Founding Member, North American Schelling Society (NASS) Interests & Hobbies Reading, writing, travelling, photography (much of the photography on this site is my own). Travelling In the early 2000s I embarked on a six-year backpacking journey around several parts of the world. The countries I have visited, in no particular order: India, Ireland, France, England, Germany, Syria, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Mongolia, Singapore.

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