Radical Rhetoric, Pedagogy & Academic Complicity
Literary theorist Aneil Rallin in conversation with Fiction Editor Kartika Budhwar.
Along with scholars like Trinh T. Minh-ha and Susan Griffin, I want to reject the notion that academic scholarly writing has to be pedantic, or that it can't be playful or elliptical or weird or whimsical or mixed-genre or creative. There seems to be a distrust in academia, of playfulness and creativity, it's not seen as serious or critical or important. But, I like bringing together lots of different forms, critical writing and anecdotes and notes and analysis and snippets of conversations and fragments and juxtapositions.
RECOMMENDED: Dreads and Open Mouth: Living/Teaching/Writing Queerly by Aneil Rallin.
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Politics of Citation
Politics of Location
Complicity of the Academy
Nature of Credibility
Corporate Queer Identity
Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Eunice de Souza
Women and Gender Studies in India
Nature of Radical Activism
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Centering the Silly
ANEIL RALLIN grew up in Bombay, lives in Los Angeles, and does not drive. He is the author of Dreads and Open Mouths: Living/Teaching/Writing Queerly, co-editor of the “queer and now” special issue of the journal The Writing Instructor, and a scholar of Rhetoric, English, and Literary Studies. He has held tenure-track appointments at Soka University of America, York University in Toronto, and California State University, San Marcos.