Description: Panelists examine how the everyday practices of professional academic criticism have been caught amid mounting—and contrasting—pressure relating to greater engagement in the face of increased political suspicion, addressing the roles, challenges, and aspirations of American literary criticism.
Nancy Bentley, U of Pennsylvania
Christopher D. Castiglia, Penn State U, University Park
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern U
Susan Gillman, U of California, Santa Cruz
Elisa Tamarkin, U of California, Berkeley
Nadia Nurhussein, Johns Hopkins U, MD