Sunday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Back Bay D, Sheraton
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities
Presiding: Susan C. Anderson, Univ. of Oregon; Clorinda Donato, California State Univ., Long Beach
Speakers: Jonathan Arac, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Russell A. Berman, Stanford Univ.; Sima N. Godfrey, Univ. of British Columbia; Hazel Gold, Emory Univ.; Gail K. Hart, Univ. of California, Irvine; Madeline Spring, Arizona State Univ.
This roundtable addresses the contradiction between institutional enthusiasm for "internationalization" and the closings of language departments and study-abroad programs at colleges and universities. A diverse group of scholars will explore the ramifications of this trend toward "internationalization without language" or "the Epcotization of the curriculum."
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