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Dec 13, 2021
How a dispute over pandemic-era funding for graduate education is putting the entire department’s future at risk.

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January 9, 2017
Vote by Delegate Assembly was 113-79. Body approves another measure, calling on association to refrain from the boycott.
January 4, 2017
Members of the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly are set to debate a resolution to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.
December 14, 2016
Students at Penn set off debate by replacing image of the Bard in English department building with a photo of Audre Lorde, the black feminist poet.
September 1, 2016
Ph.D. student, working with Globe theater, explores Elizabethan barbs.  
June 9, 2016
Scholar vents "bitterly sarcastic" 500-tweet attack on another scholar's book on King Lear.
March 31, 2016
New MLA Handbook seeks to make citing sources from a variety of media easier and more commonsensical.
January 22, 2016
As a professor of English, Bob Blaisdell sympathizes with his students when they struggle with writing assignments. But it's nothing compared to the truckloads of pity he feels for himself when trying to learn to dance.
January 11, 2016
At MLA, professors consider how to make the case for their discipline -- and talk about salary prospects -- to prospective students, but also to parents, presidents and politicians.
January 4, 2016
Market looks tight and getting worse for job seekers in English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. But a major social science field -- economics -- is doing a lot of hiring.
December 29, 2015
Faculty positions decline for third year in a row, MLA report finds.

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