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As is our custom here at Accuracy in Academia, we are kicking off the new year by bonding with thousands of English professors from around the country and around the world at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention.

Most of the English Departments at American colleges and universities are represented at these yearly conferences. Many freshly minted English grads get hired here, either for their first job or their next one.

For those on the job, the convention allows them to preview new courses and tweak old ones. About a thousand  or more English professors will make presentations to their more numerous peers.

More than 700 presentations and panels are listed on the MLA program for the Seattle meeting this week, the organizations 127th. We will make as many of these as we can.

Here are a few that we are looking forward to:

And that’s just the first of four days.

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.

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