Are students interested in politics, can they become passionate about such topics causing civic involvement, and how should educators encourage such activity? From the 2005 Modern Language Association Convention held in Washington, D.C.
In his Politically Incorrect Guide to American History Thomas E. Woods writes about the victims of communism, a subject few academics care to visit.
A frequent criticism of current humanities instruction is that it focuses on what to think, rather than how to think. The humanities have become dogmatic and provincial.
A Humanities curriculum should promote and foster human rights across the globe, according to three professors who convened at the Modern Language Association conference to discuss “The Future of the Humanities in a Fragmented World.”
The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.
When federal agents denied a controversial Mid East scholar a work visa, the school that wanted to hire him also went into denial.