All posts by Joy Clarkson

Joy Clarkson is a doctoral candidate in Theology at the University of St Andrews on the sparkling coast of the North Sea. She researches the role of art in moral formation, loves Yorkshire Gold, and hosts Speaking with Joy, a podcast about culture, art, and theology.

Boredom in a World Without Windows

James Dankert and John D. Eastwood. Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. $27.95, 282 pp. In a study where participants were instructed to sit in a room with nothing to do for only...

/ November 8, 2021

Against Textbooks: Why We Need Bigger Stories

“But Mom, how do you know I’m learning?” This was a frequent query to my poor mother during her tenure homeschooling me. As a type A, achievement oriented child, I was exasperated with my mother’s refusal to do homeschooling like...

/ August 12, 2020