Don’t expect red ink marking those comma splices and run-on sentences in your next English class. From the Modern Language Association 2005 convention held in Washington, D.C.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
Looking for a job in a university English department? Come to the MLA convention and pitch an invented field of study and you’re in. From the Modern Language Association 2005 convention.
English professors like to talk about current events and war for oil theories about Iraq, but rarely do they get their facts straight first. From the Modern Language Association 2005 convention held in Washington, D.C.
Despite founding standard English, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift are discussed sparingly in the Academy’s walls. From the Modern Language Association 2005 convention held in Washington, D.C.
When English professors do talk about grammar at the Modern Language Association convention, it is to explain its irrelevance, not its necessity.
“The pleasure of romance novels sets us up to accept the violence and carnage of Abu Ghraib,” said Professor Teresa L. Ebert. From the 2005 Modern Language Association convention held in Washington, D.C.
Current college classrooms resemble old-fashioned communist party cell meetings for a very good reason: They are run by the same type of people, no matter how cutting edge their output looks.
The failure of schools from kindergarten through college to impart basic literacy skills is becoming so obvious that even academics are starting to acknowledge it.
From the 2005 Modern Language Association Conference, held in Washington, D.C.
Sami al-Arian gets off, despite overwhelming evidence of terrorist connections…thanks to the AAUP.
It seems that the more money a university has to spend, the more they will learn about radical politics, socialism and sexual exploits.