Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Back in the USA

Back in the USA. Boring but otherwise uneventful flight from Düsseldorf. Anticipating jet-lag; otherwise I'm thrilled to be home with the kitties, sleeping in my own bed. Artemis (Lap Cat Number One) gave me the stink-eye for a few hours, but she's forgiven my absence. If only she knew what's coming up...

Already working on final China preparations, getting ready for three weeks in Beijing. I'm teaching a class on urban culture, learning to "read" Beijing as an exemplar of the current state of the modern project. Lenses include panopticism, the flâneur gaze, postmodernity, and liquid modernity. Can't quite believe this summer, but so far it's been amazing.

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