Today on the list: Does the English department have a Jewish problem? Plus: How to make change actually happen, and more.
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Does the English Department Have a Jewish Problem?
The Modern Language Association is famous for the provocative titles of sessions at its annual meeting. But the provocative title of one session Sunday night—so surprising to several MLA members that they expressed disbelief when told about it—contained no sexual wordplay or trendy literary buzzwords.