About

This blog is linked with an ongoing book project Academic Irregularities: Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education. The authors are Liz Morrish and Helen Sauntson. Our approach is informed by both critical linguistics and the emerging discipline of critical university studies. We use actual linguistic data drawn from a number of universities to reflect on marketisation, consumerism, audit culture and the colonisation of the corporate academic.

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  1. Dear Liz,
    I recently read your essay “Why the Audit Culture Made Me Quit” in THE and thought it was fantastic (albeit depressing). I am a feminist legal studies academic in Australia and I am interested in introducing myself and finding out more about your research and critical university studies. It would be great if you could email me. Many thanks, Jessica

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  2. Dear Liz (and Helen), Those of us in the Charivari collective (https://charivari.live/) wanted to send our support for your blog and our appreciation of Liz’s THES article. Australian academics face exactly the same problems and frustrations associated with managerialism that you describe. Good luck and best wishes. George Morgan (Western Sydney University)

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Critical university studies, discourse and managerialism

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