Marek Tesar is a Lecturer at the University of Auckland. His research is concerned with the construction of childhoods, and the importance of children’s literature as a discourse that affects the production of childhood subjectivities. Marek was a recipient of the 2012 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) annual doctoral award and the 2013 Dean’s list award.
- "Havel notes a change in human beings, as they may now ‘surrender their human identity in favour of the identity of [the University]’."
- "He does all of this to remain untouchable by the University."
- "If the sign about PBRF was missing from his door, it would draw attention."
- "The semantics of the slogan would immediately become essential to the story, as it would produce a response and personal feelings in the Lecturer."
- "I am supporting the University, and my public record is clean."
- "The email comes with a very simple request: to print out and place on his office door the statement ‘PBRF is essential to our University, and it is important that we hire professors to score highly’."
- "The Lecturer is already active in various semi-public domains, as he may have volunteered to take on extra workload to support the University operations, and may have participated in University committees."
- "Havel is concerned with the reasons why the Lecturer does that."
- "If Lecturers did not exhibit their public approval with the system, they would be ‘excluded, fall into isolation, alienate themselves from society, break the rules of the game, and risk the loss of their peace and tranquility and security’, no matter how fake and artificial these options may be."
- "He participates in the public domain, attends all required meetings, sends the right emails to the right people, and uses ideologically correct and sensitive language."