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This issue of Profession contains Russell A. Berman's introduction to his Presidential Forum, Language, Literature, Learning, held at the 2012 MLA convention, and the essays of the forum participants Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Christopher Freeburg, Jack Halberstam, B. Venkat Mani, and Imani Perry. To mark the journal's thirty-fifth anniversary, the issue also features a retrospective sampling of articles that illustrate the evolution of the profession and of the professional issues the journal has addressed since its...

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Overview


This issue of Profession contains Russell A. Berman's introduction to his Presidential Forum, Language, Literature, Learning, held at the 2012 MLA convention, and the essays of the forum participants Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Christopher Freeburg, Jack Halberstam, B. Venkat Mani, and Imani Perry. To mark the journal's thirty-fifth anniversary, the issue also features a retrospective sampling of articles that illustrate the evolution of the profession and of the professional issues the journal has addressed since its inception in 1977. The retrospective section includes articles by Leon Anderson; Wayne C. Booth; Heidi Byrnes; James A. Castañeda; Erik D. Curren; Reed Way Dasenbrock; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Gerald Graff; John Guillory; Carolyn G. Heilbrun; Mara Holt; Dorothy James; Claire J. Kramsch; George Levine; Philip Lewis; Alan Liu; Helene Moglen; Christopher Newfield; Mary Louise Pratt; Judith Ryan; Jack H. Schuster; and Domna C. Stanton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603291590
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Series: Profession
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 305
  • Sales rank: 612,410
  • File size: 807 KB

Meet the Author


Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and professor of comparative literature and German studies at Stanford University and a past president of the Modern Language Association.


Assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana


In 1977, the author was George M. Pullman Professor of English at the University of Chicago. He served as president of the MLA in 1982 and retired from teaching in 1991. He died in October 2005.


In 1978, the author was professor of Spanish at Rice University. He remained in that position until the time of his death, in November 2008.


In 1981, the author was professor of English at Columbia University. She served as president of the MLA in 1984 and resigned her appointment at Columbia in 1992. She died in October 2003.


In 1983, the author was professor of English literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is now professor emerita of literature and feminist studies at Santa Cruz.


In 1986, the author was John C. Schaffer Professor of English and Humanities at Northwestern University. He served as president of the MLA in 2008. He is now professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago.


n 1987, the author was professor of foreign language acquisition and head of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is now professor of German and foreign language acquisition at the University of California, Berkeley.


In 1991, the author was professor of German and comparative literature at Harvard University. She is now Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Harvar


In 1992, the author was W. E. B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities and director of the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is now Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., University Professor and continues to direct the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard.


In 1993, the author was Kenneth Burke Professor of English and director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He retired from teaching in 2006 and is now professor emeritus of English at Rutgers.


In 1994, the author was a graduate student in English at the University of California, Irvine, and president of the Graduate Student Caucus. He is now a solar power developer, Web designer, and online marketing consultant and a member of the City Council of Staunton, Virginia.


In 1995, the author was professor of education and public policy at the Claremont Graduate School. He is now professor emeritus of education and public policy and senior research fellow at Claremont.


In 1996, the author was professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. He is now Silver Professor of English at New York University.


In 1997, the author was professor of German at Hunter College and the Graduate School, City University of New York, and chair of the Department of German at Hunter. She retired in 1999 and is now professor emerita.


In 1998, Mara Holt was associate professor of English at Ohio University. She continues in that position.


Leon Anderson was associate professor of sociology at Ohio University in 1998. He is now professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Utah State University.


In 1999, the author was professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He remains in that position.


In 2002, the author was professor of German at Georgetown University. She is now George M. Roth Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown.


In 2003, the author was Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and professor of comparative literature at New York University. She is now also professor of social and cultural analysis. She served as president of the MLA in 2003.


In 2004, the author was professor of Romance studies at Cornell University. After his retirement in 2007, he became professor emeritus of French literature. He currently serves as vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


In 2005, the author was Distinguished Professor of French at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She remains in that position and is also now affiliated with the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and the Women's Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center. She served as president of the MLA in 2005.


In 2009, the author was professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He remains in that position.


In 2011, the author was vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. He remains in that position.

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Table of Contents


From the Editor 1

Presidential Forum Language, Literature, Learning

Introduction

RUSSELL A. BERMAN 3

Unlearning

JACK HALBERSTAM 9

Of Degraded Talk, Digital Tongues, and a Commitment to Care

IMANI PERRY 17

Teaching Literature and the Bitter Truth about Starbucks

CHRISTOPHER FREEBURG 25

Dreaming in Foreign Tongues

B. VENKAT MANI 31

Reading (and Writing) Online, Rather Than on the Decline

KATHLEEN FITZPATRICK 41

In Retrospect 35 Years of Profession

Introduction

ROSEMARY G. FEAL 55

[1977] An Arrogant Proposal: A New Use for the Dyshumanities

WAYNE C. BOOTH 59

[1978]

The Future of Foreign Language Study in American

Colleges and Universities

JAMES A. CASTAÑEDA 71

[1981] Women, Men, Theories, and Literature

CAROLYN G. HEILBRUN 87

[1983] Erosion in the Humanities: Blowing the Dust from Our Eyes

HELENE MOGLEN 96

[1986] Taking Cover in Coverage

GERALD GRAFF 109

[1987]

The Missing Link in Vision and Governance: Foreign Language Acquisition Research

CLAIRE J. KRAMSCH 119

[1991]

Skinside Inside: The National Literature Major versus

Comparative Literature

JUDITH RYAN 128

[1992] Pluralism and Its Discontents

HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. 135

[1993] The Real Trouble

GEORGE LEVINE 143

[1994]

No Openings at This Time: Job Market Collapse

and Graduate Education

ERIK D. CURREN 149

[1995]

Speculating about the Labor Market for Academic Humanists: "Once More unto the Breach"

JACK H. SCHUSTER 158

[1996] Preprofessionalism: What Graduate Students Want

JOHN GUILLORY 169

[1997] Bypassing the Traditional Leadership: Who's Minding the Store?

DOROTHY JAMES 179

[1998] The Way We Work Now

MARA HOLT and LEON ANDERSON 192

[1999] Knowledge in the Age of Knowledge Work

ALAN LIU 204

[2002]

The Cultural Turn in Foreign Language Departments:

Challenge and Opportunity

HEIDI BYRNES 216

[2003] Building a New Public Idea about Language

MARY LOUISE PRATT 233

[2004]

The Publishing Crisis and Tenure Criteria: An Issue for Research Universities?

PHILIP LEWIS 244

[2005]

On Linguistic Human Rights and the United States "Foreign" Language Crisis

DOMNA C. STANTON 256

[2009]

Ending the Budget Wars: Funding the Humanities during a Crisis in Higher Education

CHRISTOPHER NEWFIELD 272

[2011] Undergraduate Education: Cash Cow or Core Competency?

REED WAY DASENBROCK 287
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