Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Future of the University: a Post-MLA Conference, Sat Jan 8th

Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from
1:00-5:00 pm at
Loyola Law School (Merrifield Hall, 919 Albany St, 3 blocks NW of the Marriott).

While thousands of people will be meeting at the MLA convention, we will be discussing strategies for making higher education more just. Speakers will be presenting short papers on topics such as the death of tenure, the corporatization of the university, the possibilities of unionization, direct social action, the use and abuse of graduate students, organizing contingent faculty, and taking back shared governance.


1:00-1:45: Remaking the University of California
Chris Newfield, Joshua Clover

1:45-2:30: Defending the Humanities and Shared Governance
Cary Nelson, Jeffrey Williams, Michelle Masse

2:30-3:15: Organizing Labor and the Academic Class War
Maria Maisto, Joe Berry

3:15-4:00: Graduate Students and Precarious Labor
Annie McClanahan, Jasper Bernes, Stephanie Seawell, Kerry Pimblott

4:00-4:30: Quality, Access, and Affordability
Murray Sperber and Bob Samuels

4:30-4:55: Open Discussion on Strategies for Changing Higher Education

A $10 donation will be suggested but not required. You do not have to be a member of the MLA to attend.

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