Pinar positions himself against three pressing problems of the profession:
A cosmopolitan curriculum, Pinar argues, juxtaposes the abstract and the concrete, the collective and the individual: history and biography, politics and art, public service and private passion. Such a curriculum provides passages between the subjective and the social, and in so doing, engenders that worldliness a cosmopolitan education invites. Such worldliness is vividly discernible in the lives of three heroic individuals: Jane Addams (1860-1935), Laura Bragg (1881-1978), and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). What these disparate individuals demonstrate is the centrality of subjectivity in the cultivation of cosmopolitanism. Subjectivity takes form in the world, and the world is itself reconstructed by subjectivity's engagement with it.
In this intriguing, thought-provoking, and nuanced work, Pinar outlines a cosmopolitan curriculum focused on passionate lives in public service, providing one set of answers to how the field accepts and attends to the inextricably interwoven relations among intellectual rigor, scholarly erudition, and intense but variegated engagement with the world.
These stories are cursed!
Contained in this mini-collection are five stories that killed the magazines that bought them.
Some writers kill more magazines than others. To kill a magazine is to sell them a story that never sees print because the magazine goes out of business first. The stories in this collection are from one writer who managed to kill multiple magazines in a short period of time. In an effort to break the curse, this collection was published as a chapbook back in 1998. Did it work? Maybe. The author hasn't killed any magazines lately, but then again, he's been focused on writing novels.
Take a trip into realms of horror and fantasy!
Maternal Instinct - killer of Sequitur. A young mother hears a voice whispering to her baby over the nursery monitor!
In League - Killer of Skull Magazine. A rock band discovers their music opens a gateway to a hellish dimension!
Broken Spirits - Killer of Infinity Ltd. SF Magazine. Two damaged people hunt down the man who stole their souls!
She Ain't Ready for My Lovin' - Killer of Pulphouse. A killer finds victims in a bar, but isn't prepared for a hunter!
Images - Killer of Eldritch Tales. An artist finds that his paintings have far more power than he realized!
Five stories for one low price!
Note that if you own Quick Shots by Gary Jonas, you already have all of these stories.
Do you dare to read these cursed tales? Are you brave enough to risk your sanity?
WARNING! These stories have been known to cause shortness of breath, thundering heart, and extreme entertainment. Proceed at your own risk!
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