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David Horowitz Does the MLA

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After years of attacking the group, he gets a chance to address its members, some of whom make clear they objected to the invitation.

MLA's Middle East Moves

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SAN FRANCISCO -- How political should the Modern Language Association be?

'Tricks of the Trade'

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Here’s a shocker: The one-night stand may be being replaced by long-term monogamous relationships when it comes to sex at academic conferences. That was among the revelations Tuesday at a panel of the Modern Language Association devoted to conference sex. Well, actually it was devoted to theorizing and analyzing conference sex, although it was probably the only session at the MLA this year in which a panelist appeared in a bathrobe.

Unlikely Haven for Humanities Publishing

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U. of Houston-Victoria, home to a host of scholarly publications and activities, is an emerging intellectual destination (albeit one whose coordinates not everyone knows yet).

Composition, Overcrowded

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Data and discussion at gathering of writing professors suggest that class sizes and teaching loads at community colleges -- long viewed as too high -- are growing again.

Critiquing, Defending Academic BS

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Composition scholars consider whether their language and tone alienate the public -- or raise tough issues.

Embedding English in Job Training

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Innovative program at New Mexico community college pairs technical composition and career education courses, boosting completion rates for both.

'Standing Still' as Associate Profs

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English and foreign language departments promote male associate professors to full professors on average at least a year -- and in some cases, depending on type of institutions, several years -- more speedily than they promote women, according to a study being released today by the Modern Language Association. Over all, the average time for women as associate professor prior to promotion is 8.2 years, compared to 6.6 years for men.

On the Chopping Block

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Middlebury wants to end financial support for New England Review. Supporters of literary magazines say college demands like that could doom vital publications.

Choose Your Own Freshman Comp

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City College of New York ditches general writing courses for weightier discipline-specific writing courses team taught by upper-level professors and writing instructors.

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