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Cary Nelson (1946), professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the current president of the American Association of University Professors and a prominent scholar-activist. He received his Ph.D in English from University of Rochester 1970 and is a 1967 graduate of Antioch College. His scholarship of the 1970s and 80s worked to expand the canon of modern American poetry, and since the 1990s he has increasingly focused on issues in higher education. In the words of Alan Wald, "With the appearance of Manifesto of a Tenured Radical in 1997, Cary became the national exemplar of the committed scholar who conceived of the advance of his own career in the context of the amelioration of the rank-and-file of the academic community; more specifically, graduate students, part-time employees, and campus workers." [1] Nelson has also played an important role in promoting cultural studies in the American academy, and in 1981 he founded the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

Nelson was elected to a two-year term as president of the AAUP in April 2006. For the previous six years, he had been the second vice president of the AAUP. In April 2006 he was arrested, along with over 50 others (including Jane Buck, the outgoing president of the AAUP), as part of a unionization effort by New York University's graduate teaching assistants. [2]

Nelson has been an outspoken critic of the corporatization of university education in general and has also been involved in various local interventions; he has recently been involved in the widespread academic response to the so-called "Five Year Plan" for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida.

He is the author of twenty five books, including Manifesto of a Tenured Radical and Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left. His academic focus is on modern American poetry. [3]

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Total Books: 29
No University Is an Island Saving Academic Freedom
2011 - No University Is an Island Saving Academic Freedom [Cultural Front Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814725337
ISBN-10: 0814725333
Genre: Nonfiction
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Office Hours Activism and Change in the Academy
2004 - Office Hours Activism and Change in the Academy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415971867
ISBN-10: 0415971861
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Revolutionary Memory Recovering the Poetry of the American Left
2003 - Revolutionary Memory Recovering the Poetry of the American Left (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415930055
ISBN-10: 0415930057
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Academic Keywords A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education
The Aura of the Cause A Photo Album for North American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical
1997 - Manifesto of a Tenured Radical [Cultural Front] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780814757949
ISBN-10: 0814757944
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Shouts from the Wall Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers
Trees Became Torches Selected Poems
1995 - Trees Became Torches Selected Poems [American Poetry Recovery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252021312
ISBN-10: 0252021312
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Another Hill An Autobiographical Novel
1994 - Another Hill an Autobiographical Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252020919
ISBN-10: 025202091X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Collected Poems
1993 - Collected Poems [The American Poetry Recovery] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252020261
ISBN-10: 025202026X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Edwin Rolfe A Biographical Essay and Guide to the Rolfe Archive at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Repression and Recovery Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory 1910-1945
1989 - Repression and Recovery Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory 1910-1945 [Wisconsin Project on American Writers Se] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780299123444
ISBN-10: 0299123448
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture
1988 - Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252014017
ISBN-10: 0252014014
Genre: Nonfiction
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REGIONS OF MEMORY
1986 - Regions of Memory (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780252012419
ISBN-10: 0252012410
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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OUR LAST FIRST POETS Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry
1981 - Our Last First Poets VIsion and History in Contemporary American Poetry [Illini Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252011405
ISBN-10: 0252011406
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Incarnate Word
Incarnate Word (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780252001918
ISBN-10: 0252001915
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Our Last and First Poets Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry
Repression and Recovery Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory 1910-45
Repression and Recovery Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory 1910-45 [The Wisconsin project on American writers] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780299123406
ISBN-10: 0299123405
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