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Defining Academic Work in Modern Languages and Literatures

[for the Modern Language Association Conference]
The current economic climate has intensified discussion of the academic job market, although many trends in academic staffing pre-date the recession of 2008. As a complement to recent journalistic and anecdotal representations of academic labor, this panel seeks to analyze the nature of faculty work in modern languages and literatures from an interdisciplinary, scholarly perspective. What characterizes faculty labor in these fields and the humanities in general, especially as compared to work in other academic disciplines such as the natural and social sciences? How do configurations of academic work as variable combinations of teaching, scholarship and service justify or fail to justify different career tracks for faculty members? We seek papers that advance historical, philosophical, and theoretical analyses in order to explain current configurations of faculty work and help us to imagine new ones. 500 word abstract by March 15, 2011. Janet Casey (jcasey@skidmore.edu).



Conference Location: Seattle, USA
Conference Starts: January 05, 2012
Conference Ends: January 08, 2012

CFP Submission Deadline: March 15, 2011

For more information, contact: Janet Casey

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