CFP: Academic Labor and the New Politics of Consensus (8/1/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan V. Davis
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Call for Papers
Edited Collection

Academic Labor and the New Politics of Consensus

In an effort to extend the conversations taking place around issues of
academic labor into the broader academic and public domains, we are putting
together an edited collection of work that engages the position of academic
labor at this historical moment. This collection will be built primarily on
the papers and panels of the 9th Annual Human Sciences Conference and will
address knowledge production and restriction, the erosion of academia as a
viable form of life, privatization of the university and the language of
capitalism as well as the impact of the discourses of compulsory patriotism,
liberal and conservative humanitarianism and capitalist-scientific
professionalism. In this context, the collection will ask what we can do to
reclaim our voices as agents of change and promoters of critique and

Papers are welcome from panelists, speakers and audience members who have
attended this conference as well as academics and activists who did not
attend the conference. We’re open to collaborative papers and to work that
explores these issues outside the framework of the traditional academic
essay. In addition to pursuing print publication for this collection, we
may explore the possibility of a simultaneous Web publication of some or all
of the papers.

Inquiries concerning the collection and possible projects may be directed

Megan Davis
Graduate Program in Human Sciences

Articles should be no longer than 20 pages, inclusive of notes and
bibliography. All references should be formatted in accordance with MLA
guidelines. Deadline for initial submissions is August 1, 2003.

Articles may be mailed to the following address:

Megan V. Davis
The George Washington University
Gelman 709D
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

or submitted via e-mail (e-mail contact listed above).

Megan V. Davis, MPH
Doctoral Student, Program in the Human Sciences
The George Washington University
Gelman Library 709D
2130 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-7299 Voice
(202) 994-0590 Fax

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