Overview


This issue of Profession contains Michael Bérubé's introduction to his Presidential Forum, Avenues of Access, which was held at the 2013 MLA convention, and the essays of the forum participants: Joshua A. Boldt, Beth Landers, Maria Maisto, and Robert Samuels. The issue also features a section on a statistical study documenting the participation of people of color in humanities doctoral programs. Curated by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada, the section ...
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Profession 2013

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Overview


This issue of Profession contains Michael Bérubé's introduction to his Presidential Forum, Avenues of Access, which was held at the 2013 MLA convention, and the essays of the forum participants: Joshua A. Boldt, Beth Landers, Maria Maisto, and Robert Samuels. The issue also features a section on a statistical study documenting the participation of people of color in humanities doctoral programs. Curated by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada, the section includes an introduction by Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo and Richard T. Rodríguez; articles by Frances R. Aparicio, Robert Warrior, and Dana A. Williams; and a conclusion by Doug Steward. The issue's four other essays cover a variety of topics. Disability and access in higher education is the subject of a collaborative article by Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Jay Dolmage, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Susan Ghiaciuc, Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Craig A. Meyer, Sushil K. Oswal, Margaret Price, Ellen Samuels, and Amy Vidali. Rogelio Miñana writes about a curricular experiment; superliteracy and doctoral programs are the focus of Joseph R. Urgo's article; and Julia M. Wright's topic is faculty governance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603292139
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publication date: 1/6/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
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Meet the Author


Michael Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, University Park, and a past president of the Modern Language Association.

Joshua A. Boldt is instructor of English at the University of Georgia.

Beth Landers is assistant professor of French at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. A version of this paper was presented at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston.

Maria Maisto is instructor of English at Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, OH, and president of the New Faculty Majority.

Robert Samuels is a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and president of the University Council of the American Federation of Teachers.

Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo is associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

Richard T. Rodríguez is associate professor of English and Latina and Latino studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Frances R. Aparicio is professor of Spanish and director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University.

Robert Warrior is professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Dana A. Williams is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Howard University.

Doug Steward is associate director of programs and of the Association of Departments of English at the MLA.

Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware, Newark.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is professor of women's studies at Emory University.

Sushil K. Oswal is assistant professor of technical communication at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Amy Vidali is assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Susan Ghiaciuc is associate professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.

Margaret Price is associate professor of writing at Spelman College.

Jay Dolmage is associate professor of English at the University of Waterloo.

Craig A. Meyer is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Ohio University, Athens.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann is professor of English at the University of Louisville.

Ellen Samuels is assistant professor of gender and women's studies and English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Rogelio Miñana is professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College.

Joseph R. Urgo is a senior fellow with the Association of American Colleges and Universities and senior research professor at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

Julia M. Wright is professor of English and associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University.

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Table of Contents

Presidential Forum

Avenues of Access: The 2013 Presidential Forum

Michael Bérubé

Free-Market Faculty Members

Joshua A. Boldt

Contingent Labor: National Perspectives, Local Solutions

Beth Landers

Addressing the Scarlet A: Adjuncts and the Academy

Maria Maisto

Reinventing Access: Free Public Higher Education, Quality Instruction, and Job Security for All Faculty Members

Robert Samuels

From the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

Facing the Data: Introduction

Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo and Richard T. Rodríguez

Insisting on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Reflections of a Latina Scholar (Who Is Also a Professor of Spanish)

Frances R. Aparicio

Double-Crossed (or Stabbed Twice), Again and Again (and Again): Reflections on Our Data-Driven Academic Economy

Robert Warrior

"The Field and Function" of the Historically Black College and University Today: Preparing African American Undergraduate Students for Doctoral Study in the Humanities

Dana A. Williams

Conclusion: Numbers and Passion

Doug Steward

Faculty Members, Accommodation, and Access in Higher Education

Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Sushil K. Oswal, Amy Vidali, Susan Ghiaciuc, Margaret Price, Jay Dolmage, Craig A. Meyer, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, and Ellen Samuels

The New Mission and Location of United States Spanish Departments: The Mount Holyoke College Experience

Rogelio Miñana

Superliteracy in the Age of Information: Preparation for Higher Discourse (PHD)

Joseph R. Urgo

Professionalism, Citizenship, and the Problem of University Governance

Julia M. Wright

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