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higher education on its knees

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Issue 20.1 of qui parle, “Higher Education on its Knees” is now available in print through Duke University Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR. This special four-part issue contains eighteen essays dealing with various dimensions concerning the ongoing global crisis in higher education. This Fall/Winter 2011 issue features:

  • Introduction by Michelle Ty
  • Gert Biesta on the rise of the global university and the crisis in higher education
  • Wendy Brown on the proposed UC Cyber-Campus
  • Annie McClanahan on the living indebted
  • Lionel Ruffel on the fate of books and the academic library
  • Michael Bérubé on “The Futility of the Humanities”
  • Geoffrey Galt Harpham on “Why We Need the 16,772nd Book on Shakespeare”
  • Henry A. Giroux on defending higher education as a public good
  • Robert Paul Wolff on the good of a liberal education
  • Marjorie Perloff on “The Death of a Discipline”
  • Laurent Dubreuil on “A Viral Lexicon for Future Crises”
  • Hélène Merlin-Kajman on transmitting literature
  • V. Kaladharan on the transition from meditative learning to impersonal pedagogy in Indian education
  • Francesco Crocco on “Contesting the Manufactured Crisis of Public Higher Education at CUNY”
  • Maritza Stanchich reports from the University of Puerto Rico on “A University Besieged”
  • Aaron Porter on “The English Gamble with the Future of Higher Education”
  • Rei Terada on “Free Speech, Disruption, and Student Protest”
  • Charlotte Latimer, et. al. on Creative Subversions
  • Lyn Hejinian on Wild Captioning

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