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Modern Language Association

Activism in the Academy: #Ferguson2MLA and BDS

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Younger scholars are both energized by the new forms of knowledge they are discovering and producing, and also more activist and engaged, less complacent in their academic lives. They also see the direct connection their academic subjects have with real life crises.

Criticism of Israeli Policies Toward Palestinians Grows

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

The latestt academic association to consider censure of Israel was by far the largest group to have done so -- the Modern Language Association. The MLA boasts a membership that dwarfs all others -- it has about 30,000 members worldwide.

Exposing the Israel Bashers: Opinions Without Facts, Facts Without Context

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If your "opinion" is that Israel is an apartheid state, engaged daily in crimes against humanity, and Zionism is a form of racism, then all you have to do is selectively point to events and statements that taken out of context appear to support your opinion.

Hijacking American Academia

Walter Reich | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Walter Reich

An American academic organization is poised to begin sweeping a respected segment of American academia into the dustbin of intellectual and moral irrelevancy.

This Craigslist Sexual Fantasy Is Perfect For Grammar Nerds

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

If your ideal man is a grammar nerd who's interested in roleplay, we've found the guy for you. A 37-year-old attendee at this year's Modern Langua...

Reforming Doctoral Study: Shaping a Better Future for Humanities Ph.Ds

Ruth Starkman | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Ruth Starkman

As the humanities move toward an increasingly digitized world where neither market nor technology proves a panacea, graduate education may begin to change, hopefully empowering humanities Ph.Ds to shape their own futures.

Can There Be a Digital Humanism?

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 02.27.2012 | College
Feisal G. Mohamed

The sense that technology is inherently a form of progress, rather than a platform for consumerism, is one of the most insidious ideologies of our time, and one that distracts us from meditating on the true sources of human flourishing.

Foreign Language Courses Growing On Campuses

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A growing number of college students are studying foreign languages, a trend propelled by greater interest in Arabic, a broader palette of languages b...

The Modern Language Association 2011: Literature and Language Professors and Their Profession

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

"Check out my membership!" exclaimed Shawn Doubiago, adjunct professor at University of San Francisco and Berkeley Community College. Doubiago held ou...