- Published: 2009
- ISBN: 9781603290869 (Paperback)
This issue of Profession contains Gerald Graff’s introduction to his Presidential Forum (held at the 2008 MLA convention) and the essays of forum participants Amanda Anderson, Michael Bérubé, Patricia Bizzell, Judith Butler, Jonathan Culler, Lennard Davis, Mark Edmundson, Rita Felski, Stanley Fish, Judith Halberstam, Andrew Hoberek, and David Steiner. The issue also features a section on journal editing. Introduced by Jana Argersinger and Michael Cornett, the section includes essays by Kristine L. Blair, Marshall Brown, John Bryant, Rita Charon, Gail E. Hawisher, Beth Luey, Basem L. Ra‘ad, Rose Mary Salum, Hilda Raz, Hillel Schenker, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Maura Spiegel. The issue concludes with a section containing important association reports from the 2007 ADE Ad Hoc Committee on Staffing, the MLA Teagle Foundation Working Group, and the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession; comments on the reports; an issue brief that addresses academic workforce issues; and two related articles, one by Christopher Newfield and one by Ann Ardis, Paula M. Krebs, and Rosa Perelmuter.