Adam Potts

‘Confronting Post-PhD Disquiet’

In this talk I want to address the existential angst, if you will, of post-PhD life.  After all the hard work and dedicated labour one inevitably confronts the uncertainty and competitiveness of academic life. Sadly, there's no getting around this but in this talk I want to meet this head-on by some strategies one could adopt to manufacture one's own luck. 

Adam Potts is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Newcastle University. His research specialises in twentieth-century French philosophy, phenomenology and aesthetics, particularly the philosophy of music and sound. He teaches modules on existentialism, aesthetics and phenomenology. He is currently editing a special edition for Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities called 'Sounds of Disaster', on the topic of Maurice Blanchot and sonic experience.