Essays on the Vulnerability of Language Published in Profession

Continuing a yearlong series, four presentations from the 2014 convention session “The Politics of Language in Vulnerable Times” have now been published in Profession, the MLA’s journal devoted to the fields of modern languages and literatures as a profession. Featuring contributions by Suresh Canagarajah; Mary Louise Pratt; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and Guadalupe Valdés, Luis Poza, and Maneka Deanna Brooks, the cluster looks at the vulnerability of languages—and of language itself—in an era of globalization. Presentations from the final Presidential Forum session will be published in the journal next month. Essays in Profession may be read for free by all; to comment, log in to MLA Commons with your member credentials.