Commentaries

Corporate Wall of Shame

Listed below are major American corporations that have refused to sign an agreement to invest in worker safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere despite the recent over 10, 000 deaths in a Bangladesh garment factory crash: Walmart Gap Macy’s Sears/Kmart JCPenney VF Corp. Target Kohl’s Cato Fashions Carter’s Nordstrom American Eagle Outfitters The Children’s Place Foot…

Journey Toward Open Access

I seriously encountered the question of open access knowledge in 2006 while teaching a graduate course. As my course was focused on the postcolonial novel, all students were required to give a country presentation about their assigned novel. During these presentations some of my students used Wikipedia as one of their sources. At the end…

Announcements

Now Published: “Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching”

Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching (New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics) Edited by Masood Ashraf Rja, Zach VandeZande, Hillary Stringer Series Editor: Kenneth Saltman I just wanted to share the exciting news that our collection of essays focused on teaching of world literature has now been published and is available to order…

CFP: “Language Speaks US”

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter welcomes proposals for presentations in English (20-minute papers) for our 2014 conference, which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, on March 14-15, 2014. The title is “Language Speaks Us” and the topic is Language(s) and Identity. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the ways…