This panel at the 2015 NeMLA conference (April 30-May 3, Ryerson University) is geared towards issues of pedagogy and queerness. What is the experience of new queer-identified members of the academy in the tightening job market? Has there been stricter inspection of doctoral candidates, adjuncts, and junior faculty now that funding is more scarce and controversy more risky? Has what Warner described as "queer studies’ critical edge," gained "by defining itself against ... normal business in the academy," been dismissed in the guise of maintaining so-called greater institutional health, the supposed greater good, and greater approval by communities at large? The worse the job market gets, the more invidious these concerns, the more precarious the position of fledgling queer-identified members of the academy becomes--thus, the growing exigency of this issue.
Abstracts must be submitted to https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15184.
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