2014 Presidential Forum Published in Profession

Presentations from the Presidential Forum at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention have now been published in Profession. Focused on the theme “Vulnerable Times,” the essays by Ariella Azoulay, Judith Butler, David L. Eng, Rob Nixon, and Diana Taylor acknowledge vulnerabilities (environmental, political, economic) and assert the possibility for resistance that stems from them. As Marianne Hirsch writes in her introduction to the forum, the discussion “aims to reframe dominant narratives of power and powerlessness, perpetration and victimhood, reimagining them . . . from the perspectives of the vulnerable.” Profession may be read for free by all; to comment, log in to MLA Commons with your member credentials.