A watershed is a geographic feature that divides water into different systems. A watershed also represents the tributaries and gathering ground for a central body of water. As graduate students at the University of Nebraska, we acknowledge the significance of watersheds to the agricultural industry as well as the ecology of the Great Plains region. However and perhaps most popularly, a watershed is known to be a crucial event or occurrence recognized as causing a turning point or change.
This blog, Watershed, began as a series of conversations among graduate students with a significant interest in Critical Theory. Throughout our academic adventures to this point, we have come across multiple theories, theorists, and issues that we find interesting but that we for a number of reasons are not going to pursue within the scope of our primary work. These ancillary theoretic pursuits comprise the contents of this blog. We consider these posts to be tributaries returning to a larger source. This blog is not intended to offer authoritative conclusions about these topics. Rather, they are meant to add or initiate conversations. Our goal, as much as there can be a goal, is to try out ideas new to us and make connections that may be unexpected, to emulate conversations that take place at coffee shops near university campuses or over a beer. If you are so inclined, please join in and let us know what may interest you or even what we get wrong.