© 2012

Global Academe

Engaging Intellectual Discourse

  • Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
  • Karyn Hollis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Karyn Hollis
      Pages 1-12
  3. Homo Academicus: Making the Case

  4. Case Studies

About this book


Addresses the representation of the economic, political, and cultural interrelations between agents involved in the process of intellectual activity. Analyzes the transformation in intellectual production and the changing role of academics themselves.


community Cultural Studies ethics learning Nation philosophy service transformation violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
    • 1
  • Karyn Hollis
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Hispanic StudiesVillanova UniversityUSA
  2. 2.English DepartmentVillanova UniversityUSA

About the editors

SILVIA NAGY-ZEKMI Professor of Hispanic and Cultural Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Director of the Cultural Studies Program at Villanova University, USA, who has been teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels on Latin American and Middle Eastern/North African Literature and literary and cultural theory.
KARYN HOLLIS Professor in the English Department at Villanova University where she directs the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Bibliographic information


"Contesting Richard Posner's neoliberal valorization of lawyers and politicians as the proper public intellectuals, and advancing Edward Said's advocacy of humanistic academics as providing society a dissenting voice in conflicts with authority, Nagy-Zekmi and Hollis offer a stimulating collection of essays defending them as producers of knowledge rather than as teaching professionals who merely transmit it. In suggesting that digital media and the internet offer avenues for a transnational conversation with academics that has a chance of circumventing corporate-owned media, contributors to this important discussion provide a timely forum on the vibrancy of scholarship as a refreshing, disturbing, and necessary voice in the public forum." John C. Hawley, co-editor, The Postcolonial and the Global