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Stanley Fish: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project

Fish, Stanley
Rubens, Lisa
Stanley Fish: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project
Stanley Fish was an assistant professor in the Department of English and just beginning his career as a Milton scholar. This interview was conducted in Dr. Fish’s office at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, where he served as Academic Dean at the University of Illinois in Chicago. While sympathetic to some of the claims of the FSM, he discusses in this interview that he was committed to teaching his courses “free from political disruption.” He reflects on events of the FSM and the academic climate in 1964, and traces his evolution as a free speech scholar.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Free Speech Movement
Oskicat record:
Fish, Stanley. "Stanley Fish: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 2000. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.