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Tag: Modern Language Association
What’s Next For the Modern Language Association?
The Modern Language Association (MLA), founded in 1883, hosts one of the preeminent conferences for scholars of language and literature. Long known for its rigorous scholarship, overwhelming number of sessions and aura of anxiety from harried graduate students rushing to and from job interviews, the convention has undergone changes in recent years to be less stressful, more professional development-oriented and more inclusive.
January 15, 2020
Scholars Find Solidarity at MLA Convention
Invigorated by animated discussions about research, teaching, literature, linguistics and careers in and outside of the academy, several thousand Humanities scholars braved the snow and frigid temperature to gather in New York City for the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA).
January 7, 2018
New Job Search Fund for Fordham English Ph.D.’s
The job market for Ph.D.’s in the humanities is notoriously unforgiving, but students finishing their doctoral studies in English at Fordham University may find their employment search a bit easier thanks to a new funding package.
November 14, 2017
Krebs Named Executive Director of Modern Language Association
Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, has been named the new executive director of the Modern Language Association. Krebs, who starts on Aug. 1, was on the MLA Executive Council from January 2013 to January 2017. She was also a member of the association’s […]
June 6, 2017
AAC&U Says Liberal Arts Education Not Just for the Elite
The liberal arts education should not be reserved for just the elite but should be embraced by all colleges and universities, according to its advocates.
January 29, 2017
MLA: Practitioners Failing to Tout Value of Humanities
The outgoing president of the Modern Language Association (MLA), called on scholarly organizations such as MLA to do a better job of making the case for why a liberal arts education still matters.
January 8, 2017
MLA Not Discouraged by Dip in Language Enrollments
A new Modern Language Association (MLA) report shows a 6.7 percent decrease in total language enrollments on U.S. college campuses since the last survey in 2009.
February 12, 2015
Community Colleges Take On Larger Role in Modern Language Association
The growing voice of community colleges in the MLA was evident at the 2015 annual convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, held Jan. 8-11.
January 13, 2015
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