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Description: Panelists return to Academic Keywords in order to assess its legacy and continue the work Cary Nelson and Stephen Watt imagined in 1999. By revisiting the book's argument and proposing the inclusion of new terms, the speakers suggest that if the intervening years have altered the face of higher education, so have they demonstrated that higher education continues to be a flashpoint for conversation about American culture.


Patrick Maley, Centenary U

Yung-Hsing Wu, U of Louisiana, Lafayette

Jaime Harker, U of Mississippi

Mark William Van Wienen, Northern Illinois U

Stephen Watt, Indiana U, Bloomington

Cary Nelson, U of Illinois, Urbana