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Introduction: The Time of the Semipublic Intellectual

LILI LOOFBOUROW is finishing her dis­sertation, “Excremental Virtue: Eating and Reading in the Age of Milton,” at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has appeared in venues including the New York Times Magazine, the Guard­ian, Salon, the New Republic, The Awl, The Hairpin, and The New Inquiry.

PHILLIP MACIAK is assistant professor of En­glish and film and media arts at Loui­siana State University, Baton Rouge. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Adaptation, J19, Film Quarterly, Slate, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is at work on a book about secularism and American visual culture in the silent era to be entitled The Disappearing Christ.

This article was first published in the March 2015 issue of PMLA.

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Profession, Revise Thyself—Again

MICHAEL BÉRUBÉ, the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is the author, with Jennifer Ruth, of The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Argu­ments (Palgrave, 2015). In 2016 his The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intel­lectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read (NYU P) will be published. This article was first published in the March 2015 issue of PMLA.

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Make Revolution Irresistible: The Role of the Cultural Worker in the Twenty-­First Century

SALAMISHAH TILLET, an associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post–Civil Rights Imagination (Duke UP, 2012) and a cofounder of the Chicago-based nonprofit A Long Walk Home. This article was first published in the March 2015 issue of PMLA.

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