Profession 2012

Profession 2012

by Rosemary G. Feal
     
 

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

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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 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:
12/01/2013
Series:
Profession
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
305
Sales rank:
475,841
File size:
825 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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