How do we build the working conditions we need to really do our jobs? By really do I mean being able to create the new forms of knowledge that society will need to get through the next thirty years, and being able to work with our students with a scope and intensity we desire and they deserve. Only a small minority of us now have proper working conditions. We need them for the whole profession and not just for the privileged few.
Criticism After This Crisis: Toward a National Strategy for Literary and Cultural Study
CHRISTOPHER NEWFIELD was Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is now Director of Research at the Independent Social Research Foundation in London. He has written a trilogy of books on the university as an intellectual and social institution: Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880–1980 (Duke, 2003); Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008); and The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (Johns Hopkins, 2016). He is co-author of What Metrics Matter? Academic Life in the Quantified University (Johns Hopkins, 2023) and co-editor of The Limits of the Numerical (Chicago, 2022).
Christopher Newfield; Criticism After This Crisis: Toward a National Strategy for Literary and Cultural Study. Representations 1 November 2023; 164 (1): 1–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2023.164.1.1
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