Having recently produced an heir, one of the subtext collective will soon be taking some much-deserved parental leave. We wish them the very best with their little sub-editor, but this does leave us with very few (named) editors during a time of high drama in both the HE world and beyond.
We consider subtext, along with fresh-faced contemporaries like subtext and historical antecedents like subtext, to be maintaining a historic but important link to a rosier, more irreverent time in academia; a time when the relationship between academics and management was more ‘critical friendship’ and less ‘commercial in confidence’.
At its peak in May 2006 our little band of troublemakers numbered ten and we find that snark, like misery, loves company. We are asking for more of you lovely readers, contributors, letter-writers and detractors to join us!
- have as keen an eye for institutional malfeasance and dodgy double-dealing as you do for correct punctuation and tpyos;
- be interested in holding the University management, Students’ Union and institutions of power in general to account, despite their best efforts to avoid it; and
- have a sense of humour.
Hours flexible. Pay nil. Politics negotiable.
subtext is a Diamond Open Access publication and you can choose whether you wish to be credited or anonymous. Though our primary audience is Lancaster University staff, our readership of tens/hundreds/thousands/millions includes alumni, emeriti, students and locals and we welcome applications from all of these groups.
If you’re interested, or would just like to know more, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.