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Editors' Introduction“Our Work”

Editors' Introduction“Our Work” S y m p o s i u m : R e v i s i t i n g t h e Wo r k o f A l l a n Bl o o m a n d E . D . H i r s c h J r. Editors’ Introduction “Our Work” Jennifer L. Holberg and Marcy Taylor When we were still graduate students and began to consider founding the jour - nal that would become Pedagog y, we little thought about what shape the univer - sity would take over a decade hence. But we were concerned, even then, with what the discipline seemed to value, with the rather uneven weighting of the reward system given the hours of our day. Ten years into Pedagog y’s publication and writing now as tenured professors, we find that though much has changed, much of what has appeared in these pages still resonates. Indeed, in the very first issue of Pedagog y, George Levine’s (2001: 7) commentary argued that English studies is “a nation divided” between our work as teachers and our work as scholars. His description of our dilemma remains remarkably accurate. “My work” usually means http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pedagogy Duke University Press

Editors' Introduction“Our Work”

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© 2009 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1531-4200
eISSN
1533-6255
DOI
10.1215/15314200-2009-016
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S y m p o s i u m : R e v i s i t i n g t h e Wo r k o f A l l a n Bl o o m a n d E . D . H i r s c h J r. Editors’ Introduction “Our Work” Jennifer L. Holberg and Marcy Taylor When we were still graduate students and began to consider founding the jour - nal that would become Pedagog y, we little thought about what shape the univer - sity would take over a decade hence. But we were concerned, even then, with what the discipline seemed to value, with the rather uneven weighting of the reward system given the hours of our day. Ten years into Pedagog y’s publication and writing now as tenured professors, we find that though much has changed, much of what has appeared in these pages still resonates. Indeed, in the very first issue of Pedagog y, George Levine’s (2001: 7) commentary argued that English studies is “a nation divided” between our work as teachers and our work as scholars. His description of our dilemma remains remarkably accurate. “My work” usually means

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PedagogyDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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