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Cary Nelson from The University of Illinois to speak at Vanderbilt

Posted by on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in Past Events.

Cary Nelson will present “One Land, Two States, Three Narratives: A Proposal” on December 3rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 114 Furman Hall.

Nelson is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Emeritus Professor of English. Known as a commentator on higher education and an activist working for reform, Nelson’s twenty-eight authored or edited books include The Incarnate Word: Literature as Verbal Space (1973), Our Last First Poets: Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry (1981), Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (1987), Cultural Studies (1992), Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities (1994), Will Work for Food: Academic Labor in Crisis (1997), Academic Keywords: A Devil’s Dictionary for Higher Education (1999), Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left (2001), Office Hours : Activism and Change in the Academy(2004), No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (2010), and Anthology of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (2014). He is the author of over 200 essays, including a number published in AcademeThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.

This event is free and open to the public.

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