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99. Class Vulnerabilities in Academia

Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Clark, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Michele A. Fazio, Univ. of North Carolina, Pembroke

Speakers: Sara Appel, Duke Univ.; Lynn P. Arner, Brock Univ.; Michele A. Fazio; Sharon O'Dair, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Megan Ward, Point Park Univ.

Responding: Fred L. Gardaphe, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York

For papers, write to michele.fazio@uncp.edu after 15 Dec.

Session Description:

This roundtable will explore the dangers and potentialities of class as a marker of scholarly, pedagogical, and social vulnerability in the academy. Talking about class puts individuals in a precarious position yet creates remarkable opportunities to understand how power informs our lives.


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • The Profession – General

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