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Description: How do those of us who work on “old things” respond to the real-world problems of today? What does ethical engagement with the now look like for those of us whose work is rooted in the not-now? How might we theorize or articulate our particular “relevance” in ways that can help us more effectively communicate our currency to broader audiences? What specific forms might this engagement take in the classroom, in our scholarship, or in our work as public intellectuals?


David Sterling Brown, Binghamton U, State U of New York

William E. Egginton, Johns Hopkins U, MD

Dorothy Kim, Brandeis U

Nicholas Jones, Bucknell U

Sierra Lomuto, U of Pennsylvania

Bradley Nelson, Concordia U

Lucy Pick, U of Chicago

John Slater, U of California, Davis