Don’t be afraid of failure. In job applications, in your research, in your teaching. Here are a few reflections you might enjoy, on failure and teaching.
Cathy Davidson, cofounder of the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, is a major figure in linking disciplines together through the exploration of the digital. The HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”: the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) blog shares with us her reflections on the Invention of Failure.
I also want to throw in, perhaps gratuitously, these two other pieces about failure and teaching. One is from Andrea Lunsford, renowned Composition and Rhetoric guru. In her blog, she refers to an article of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Education. So I’m linking to that one as well.