Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy Toronto/Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press, 2016. x + 115 pp. âWe are Slow Professors,â announce the co-Â uthors of this book (ix). âWe believe that adopting the principles of Slow into our professional practice is an effective way to alleviate work stress, preserve humanistic education, and resist the corporate universityâ (ix). âCorporatization,â they continue, âhas compromised academic life and sped up the clockâ (x). The Slow Professor is a practical book aimed at convincing us to slow down all aspects of our academic lives as both an act of resistance to the corporatization of higher education as well as an endeavor to bring more pleasure and happiness into our academic lives. The co-Â uthors of this manifesto, two Canadian professors of English, give a heartfelt defense for slowing down academic life. While in the hands of other authors, this project might have come off as a shameless attempt to get academic attention by defending a controversial thesis (âProfessors need to slow down!â) and fashionable topic (there is a âslowâ book out now for just about everything including most recently, philosophy [Michelle
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