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ERIC Number: EJ776216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
"Anti-American Studies" in the Deep South: Dissenting Rhetorics, the Practice of Democracy, and Academic Freedom in Wartime Universities
Powers, M. Karen; Chaput, Catherine
College Composition and Communication, v58 n4 p648-681 Jun 2007
Using Frederic Jameson, we outline concentric circles of the political unconscious structuring debates about academic freedom at the national and state levels. By drawing parallels between the World War I university and the contemporary university, we suggest that such circles function historically, always bearing traces of an earlier time. To illustrate implications at one local site, we discuss the "Anti-American Studies" fliers repeatedly posted in our department and end by emphasizing the importance of using critical writing pedagogies to encourage opportunities for dissenting rhetorics. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States