Roundtable on the MLA and the Humanities at Columbia University

The Columbia University Maison Française will hold a roundtable discussion, “The Humanities and the MLA Today,” on Monday, 21 October, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Gallery, Buell Hall, on the Columbia campus. Participating in the roundtable will be Marianne Hirsch, 2013 MLA president; Mary Louise Pratt, former MLA president; Simon Gikandi, PMLA editor; Pierre Force, dean of humanities, Columbia University; and Carlos Alonso, member of the MLA Task Force on Graduate Education and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia. Panelists will consider current debates about the future of education in the humanities, the politics of language in the age of globalization, publishing and scholarly communication in the digital age, and the future of graduate education.

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