David Downing’s article “What Does Neoliberalism Have to Do with Teaching Research Writing” will be published in a forthcoming issue of Radical Teacher: A Socialist, Feminist, and Anti-Racist Journal on the Theory and Practice of Teaching. His essay “Geopolitical Translators” will appear in a special issue of the Minnesota Review devoted to a collection of the “Codas,” or guiding principles, advocated by a wide range of American literary and cultural critics. “Beyond Disciplinary English: Working for Professional Solidarity by Reforming Academic Labor” will appear as a chapter in the forthcoming book Transforming English Studies, edited by Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent.
Downing, of the Department of English, has written the Afterword to the soon-to-be-released double volume of Works and Days—Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post-9/11 University. He will read a paper, “Teaching the World Bank University,” at the MLA annual convention in San Francisco in December 2008. The two most recent reviews of his book The Knowledge Contract: Politics and Paradigms in the Academic Workplace appeared this fall in College English (September 2008) and jac: Journal of Advanced Composition (September 2008).