523. The Politics of Language in Vulnerable Times
Sunday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago VI, Sheraton Chicago
A linked session arranged in conjunction with The Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times
Presiding: Shu-mei Shih, Univ. of Hong Kong
Speakers: A. Suresh Canagarajah, Penn State Univ., University Park; Mary Louise Pratt, New York Univ.; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.; Guadalupe Valdes, Stanford Univ.
This roundtable explores the vulnerability of languages, and of language itself, in the current context of globalization, migration, minoritization, the demise of area studies, and troubling new language pedagogies.
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