Zet Forward University Libraries Podcast – Dr. James Daniel, Anti-Capitalist Composition

Episode 7: Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition with Dr James Daniel

We are happy to announce the newest episode of the University Libraries podcast series, Zet Forward, dropped in November. In the episode, Gerry Shea, Communication Librarian at Walsh Library, talks with Dr. James Daniel from the English Department about his book “Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition.” The book argues that capitalism is responsible for the entangled catastrophes of the twenty-first century, and that it must accordingly become a central focus in the teaching of writing. Daniel calls for an ambitious re-imagining of composition as a discipline opposed to capitalism’s excesses.

Dr. Daniel is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Basic Writing and Assessment in the English Department at Seton Hall University. His research theorizes how the writing classroom can valuably explore issues of precarity, economic inequality, and workers’ rights.

You can find the podcast at Zet Forward. Please check it out when you have time.

Zet Forward is a podcast to celebrate authors and other individuals who are involved with projects for the benefit of Seton Hall University and the wider world. The series began in February of 2022.

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