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.
Feminists in academia have many ideas about how to promote feminist activism, but they may not agree on what to call it.
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.
In Covering Academe, professors and reporters discussed why the MLA gets bad press and what can be done about it. From the Modern Language Association 2005 Convention held in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.