Jan 17, 2020
Educators say 32 foreign language programs have closed in the last five years.


January 17, 2020
Educators say 32 foreign language programs have closed in the last five years.
October 8, 2018
Arts and sciences faculty sticks with a three-course-sequence foreign language requirement, even as other institutions shrink their language requirements.
March 19, 2018
MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.
March 7, 2018
From 2013 to 2016, enrollments fell 9.2 percent. Declines include Spanish, still the most commonly taught language.
January 8, 2018
Panel proposes overhaul of the sometimes controversial resolution process, which some members value. Tensions linger over movement -- rejected by the association last year -- to boycott Israeli academe.
January 5, 2018
Analysis of a year’s worth of MLA job postings -- most of them for teaching positions -- finds strong emphasis on alt-ac skills. Are doctoral programs providing the right training?
January 4, 2018
At this year’s MLA meeting, many sessions will focus on fake news, both in the present and in the literary past. Can scholars of fiction change our understanding of current events?
December 20, 2017
Paper in The French Review titled “Islamism’s Conquest of the French Republic” draws outcry, not only on charges of Islamophobia, but on its scholarly merit. An editor who joined in criticism is fired.
November 21, 2017
Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low, says preliminary annual jobs report from the Modern Language Association.
October 2, 2017
Hopkins eliminates major. Faculty members say Russia’s growing role in the world makes this a terrible time to do so.


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