Part of what one learns from being chair is the inescapably material character of academic life, how the academic fabric is woven in our workplaces. It is a good thing to keep the economic underpinnings of the enterprise front and center for colleagues, helping them to balance their idealism against the many competing, often economic, priorities that departmental discussion and decision-making need to take into account.Read More
5. Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
71. Speed Mentoring for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
80. One Answer to Enrollment Woes: Languages for Specific Purposes
178. Demonstration Interviews for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
590. K–16 Articulations and Alliances
677. The ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession will be presented at the MLA Awards Ceremony.
4. Preconvention Workshop on Career Directions for PhDs in English
173. Successes in Curricular Revision
366. Shapes of the English Major Today
414. Career Opportunities in Community Colleges
658. Changing the Conversation: Writing in the English Major
677. The Francis Andrew March Award will be presented at the MLA Awards Ceremony.
When: 12–15 June.
Theme: Defining Student Success in the Humanities.Read More
When: 24-27 May.
Theme: Building and Sustaining Language Programs.Read More
When: 1-4 June.
Theme: Re-Designing the Humanities—Problems, Solutions, and Seed Projects.Read More
The story of the unemployable English major is both powerful and damaging, since students are more than ever concerned that their choice of degree will lead to successful employment—reasonably so…Read More
I thought followers of the ADE/ADFL Commons might be interested in the “New Updates to Language Indicators.” Here is the PDF of the Indicators report on languages and the link to their website.Read More
At the 2015 ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar East in Arlington, Virginia, John David Guillory (NYU) and Domna Stanton (CUNY Graduate Center) presented papers that consider the problem of the content of…Read More
We invite papers for a special joint issue of the ADE and ADFL bulletins on literary studies and globalization. We are especially interested in papers that address institutional structures maintaining the separation of…Read More
The Modern Language Association’s office of research has published the annual report for 2014–15 on trends in the MLA Job Information List (JIL). The report tracks the number of jobs departments advertised…Read More
At the 2015 ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar East, Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh) and Emily Todd (Westfield State University) ran a discussion group on the challenges of recruiting and retaining majors….Read More
These are among the most-read articles in the ADE and ADFL bulletins: “What Is a Comprehensive University, and Do I Want to Work There?” by Marcia A. Dalbey “Writing Letters…Read More
Are you getting questions about the economic value of majors? Using United States Census Bureau data from the American Communities Survey, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce…Read More
The joint ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar 2016 will be held in New York City from 16 to 19 June. There will be preseminar workshops including two for new chairs in English…Read More
Join experienced and newly appointed chairs of ADFL-member departments or their designees to share information and consult about issues facing departments and the field.
When: 1–4 June 2016
Where: Monterey, California
Host: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Join experienced and newly appointed chairs of ADE-member departments or their designees to share information and consult about issues facing departments and the field.
When: 2–5 June 2016
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Host: Arizona State University