Rethinking Tenure -- and Much More

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MLA's new analysis has potentially dramatic implications for graduate education, hiring, promotion, scholarship, publishing and technology.

Banned in Akron

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Administrators bar selection of noted writer's work for freshmen to read because he was once in jail.

When Creative Writing Provides a Clue

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Va. Tech killer's assignments set off alarm bells -- and illustrate the quandary faced by many a professor.

Solving 'The English Student's Dilemma'?

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“Mom, Dad, I want an M.F.A.”

“That’s nice dear. What about a law degree?”

Scared Straight -- by Poetry?

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It sounds like a joke: "What's worse than prison? A poetry class." But for 25 teens, the sentence for trashing a former Robert Frost home was a mini-course with a Middlebury scholar of the New England icon.

The Teaching Paradox

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Women who teach English and other languages are more satisfied with classroom work than other aspects of their jobs, but report shame over pride in areas other than research, survey finds.

MLA's Middle East Moves

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

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.

Poetry for Community Colleges

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It would hardly be news, at this point, to say that 2009 has been a big year for community colleges.

Long Reads

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To get students more engaged in texts, some professors hold marathon sessions where students read the books out loud.


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