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Profession 2008

Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781603290555

This issue of Profession contains Michael Holquist's introduction to his Presidential Forum (held at the 2007 MLA convention) and the essays of the forum participants Robert F. Barsky, Peter Brooks, Marjorie Garber, David Marshall, Wendy Steiner, and James V. Wertsch. The issue also features responses to two reports that appeared in Profession 2007: the report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion and the final report of the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World." Michael Bernard-Donals, W. B. Carnochan, Lara Lomicka Anderson, Gillian Lord, and Dana Ringuette comment on the task force report; Monika Chavez, Corinne Crane, Michael E. Geisler, Glenn S. Levine, Thomas A. Lovik, Charlotte Melin, Nicoletta Pireddu, and Karin C. Ryding offer their views on the ad hoc committee's report. The issue's other essays are by Rita Felski, David Gold, Marshall Gregory, Geoffrey Galt Harpham, Lucinda Martin, Nancy K. Miller, Peter Kerry Powers, Clifford Siskin, Doug Steward, and William B. Warner. Profession 2008 concludes with a brief forum section, with contributions from Kim Emery, Gerald Graff, and Meaghan Emery.


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