Sample Issue

Vol. 32 Issue 4-5, 2010

Dumbing Down Teachers: Rethinking the Crisis of Public Education and the Demise of the Social State

Henry A. Giroux

pages 339-381

Rewriting the Script: Toward a Politics of Young People’s Digital Media Participation

Catherine Burwell

pages 382-402

The Poetics of a School Shooter: Decoding Political Signification in Cho Seung Hui’s Multimedia Manifesto

Edward J. Carvalho

pages 403-430

Don’t I Wish My Professor Was Hot Like Me

William Klink

pages 431-446

Humanities in the Aftermath: An Interview with Gary Olson

Todd Taylor

pages 447-466


Notes from Contributors

Catherine Burwell is a doctoral candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is also a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and an instructor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. Her work focuses on the politics of digital participation and the interactions between commercial media producers and young media users. She has published earlier work in Topia, Intercultural Education, and the Electronic Journal of Communication.
Edward J. Carvalho is an MFA recipient (Goddard College, 2006), and is completing his dissertation in the Literature and Criticism program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is coeditor with David B. Downing of the forthcoming Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era (Palgrave, 2010), a manuscript that received significant national attention in Stanley Fish’s “Think Again” New York Times blog (March to April 2009). Related to his work on academic freedom, he has interviewed several internationally renowned scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Martín Espada, Cornel West, and Gayatri Spivak, among others. E-mail:
Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. His most recent books include The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex (Paradigm, 2007), Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Politics After Hope: Obama and the Crisis of Youth, Race, and Democracy (Paradigm, 2010), and Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror (Paradigm, 2010). His website can be found at
William Klink has been teaching English for almost forty years at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Maryland and has been teaching distance courses for almost half that time. He has published in leading journals in the fields of English, education, art, popular culture, history, and other disciplines. Past-President of the Popular Culture Association of the South, he is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Studies in Popular Culture.
Todd Taylor is the Eliason Chair of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he recently directed the writing program.
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