Myles Chilton: Global English – Disciplining the Discipline

Posted: September 28, 2015
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Global English: Disciplining the Discipline
Myles Chilton
The Fifth Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2015
Keynote Address

 

Myles Chilton IAFOR keynotes

Global English: Disciplining the Discipline

Myles Chilton
Nihon University, Japan

Myles Chilton presented this keynote address at the Fifth Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2015 in Osaka, Japan, on April 2, 2015.

Excerpt

The theme of this year’s conference is power – a perennial concern for literary studies, one that, as the conference website has been telling us, remains one of the most contested, debated, omnipresent yet ungraspable of concepts. Over the last few years I’ve been thinking about the workings of power in the formulation of academic disciplines because of need to take stock of the multiple circuits of power in my work as an English professor here in Japan. Circuits of power are contained in the very word English, are unstably magnified by the word ‘global’, thus I want to address the consequences of leaving this power unexamined, of leaving the discipline undisciplined.

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