Could this, to revive a phrase that might be used by the more traditional English professors who populated the MLA in days of old, lead to a a renaissance for the organization?
A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
Just as political careers are often launched from electoral defeats, so too do academic careers blossom when Left wing movements fail. Examples of the former abound, from Ronald Reagan’s rise in the wake of the…
Proposals to force colleges and universities to boycott, divest from and sanction (BDS) Israel keep failing in the most left-wing of enclaves, such as the Modern Language Association (MLA). Nevertheless proponents of the measure keep putting forth BDS propositions with increasing stridency.
Despite a virtually unbroken series of losses—and in academia, no less—proponents of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions aimed at Israel continue to dominate academic departments and do their level best to suppress Israeli advocacy.
It really is a shame that geography is no longer taught in schools: It might make life easier for left-wing campus activists. Cary Nelson, an English professor at the University of Illinois, remembers that in…
Omar Barghouti, who we covered before, did a video talk with Stanford students and blasted Israelis and Jews. Photo by intal.be
The Modern Language Association (known as MLA) gathers annually in a liberal city of their choice early in the month of January. These professors, graduate students and PhD candidates specialize in language, literature and many…
In one of the better attended panel discussions, the MLA’s panel on academic boycott of Israeli universities was contentious and one-sided.
When you get right down to it, the institutions that cry the loudest for diversity, particularly in academia, aren’t that diverse themselves.