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Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 18D, ACC

Annette Kolodny and Her Publics: Reading Academia’s Future through the Past

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Program arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages. Presiding: Teresa Mangum, Univ. of Iowa

Speakers: Lorrayne Carroll, Univ. of Southern Maine, Portland; Cathy N. Davidson, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Marianne Hirsch, Columbia Univ.; Joyce Ann Joyce, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Ellen Messer-Davidow, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Christina A. Roberts, Seattle Univ.; Randi Tanglen, Austin Coll.

Annette Kolodny has helped define both literature and its publics throughout her career and has been a pioneer for feminist, Western United States, Native American, and environmental texts. Her activism for social justice in academia is a model that panelists explore as they outline ways to face, rather than fail, the future through teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and administrative praxis.

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