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MLA Ignores Victims of Communism

, Spencer Irvine

The fall of communism and socialism have “robbed” the “post-Sovietized world,” Noemi Marin of Florida Atlantic University suggested at this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in Vancouver, Canada. After the fall of the Berlin…

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Campus Report February 2015

MLA Style

, Accuracy in Academia

Find out what English professors think they know in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.

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Feminists, Gays and Crip[ple] Theory

, Spencer Irvine

In one of the few crowded roundtable discussions at the recent MLA conference in Vancouver, which was far from a discussion, four female professors went over their papers on feminist, queer and disability theory (the…

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CIA Conspiracy Theorist at the MLA

, Spencer Irvine

During the question and answer portion of one of the many panels at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver, Canada, one professor claimed he was being politically persecuted. David Anshen, who works at…

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Mark Twain, the Colonist?

, Spencer Irvine

Mark Twain falsely portrayed Hawaiians as behind the times, one professor concluded at the 2015 Modern Language Association convention in Vancouver, Canada. Professor Molly Ball [pictured second from the left], an instructor at UC-Davis focusing on…

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Camera-Shy Charles Dickens

, Spencer Irvine

Charles Dickens was no fan of photographs, but that fact alone speaks volumes on the importance of visual media and literature, according to a panel of professors at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in…

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Thank the Tribes, No, Literally

, Spencer Irvine

In one of the oddest moments at Vancouver’s 2015 Modern Language Association convention, a moderator thanked the local Native Canadian Indian tribes for hosting the convention. Moderator Penelope Kelsey, an associate professor of English at…

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