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Getting Tenure Hegemonically

Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On March 8, 2013 @ 10:58 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments

Here’s a vignette that shows how an academic can get tenure, or at least how one well-placed one did.

“Preparing my dossier for tenure was far more terrifying because I felt as if I had everything to lose,” Gina Barreca [1] writes in The Chronicle Review. “I revised my personal statement until the prose was so tortured that it sounded like a bad translation from Croatian.”

It was the early 90s, and my scholarly work made heavy use of terms like ‘enactment,’ ‘intratextual,’ and ‘hegemonic discourse.’” She got it: Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

 

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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