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Editorial: Media International Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • It’s that time again. ‘Have a nice holiday!’ departing students wish us as they exit their

    final tutorial under the misapprehension that university, like school, only happens when

    they are around. The fact that most academics get four weeks’ leave a year appears not

    to have registered, nor does the possibility that once the students are gone, there is just

    so much to be done and so little time in which to do it.

    Thus, while the promise of a four-month teaching break beckons like an oasis of

    opportunity, by the time we get up to it, often it has dissolved into the mirage it always

    was. First, there’s the marking, then the curriculum planning and for those of us coordinating

    courses overseas or over summer, a whole other set of deadlines to accommodate. And

    that’s before we get to our own commitments: the overdue papers, the promised chapters,

    the articles to referee (hint), and the expectation that at least some of one’s time will

    be spent on laborious grant applications with little chance of success. Not forgetting the

    conferences, which offer a tantalising glimpse of the intellectual life we signed up for

    in the first place.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. 2011, 'Editorial: Media International Australia', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, no. 141, pp. 1-2.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864409072

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Issue


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • St Lucia, Queensland

Abstract


  • It’s that time again. ‘Have a nice holiday!’ departing students wish us as they exit their

    final tutorial under the misapprehension that university, like school, only happens when

    they are around. The fact that most academics get four weeks’ leave a year appears not

    to have registered, nor does the possibility that once the students are gone, there is just

    so much to be done and so little time in which to do it.

    Thus, while the promise of a four-month teaching break beckons like an oasis of

    opportunity, by the time we get up to it, often it has dissolved into the mirage it always

    was. First, there’s the marking, then the curriculum planning and for those of us coordinating

    courses overseas or over summer, a whole other set of deadlines to accommodate. And

    that’s before we get to our own commitments: the overdue papers, the promised chapters,

    the articles to referee (hint), and the expectation that at least some of one’s time will

    be spent on laborious grant applications with little chance of success. Not forgetting the

    conferences, which offer a tantalising glimpse of the intellectual life we signed up for

    in the first place.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. 2011, 'Editorial: Media International Australia', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, no. 141, pp. 1-2.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864409072

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Issue


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • St Lucia, Queensland