#1 Maybe this is why MLA didn't let the Daily Caller in to report
01-10-2014, 01:23 AM
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You may know that the Daily Caller was banned from covering this year's MLA's (Modern Language Association) annual conference this year. The article below may explain why.
Professors discuss holocaust eroticism, ‘Violent Ethics of Whiteness,’ at MLA convention
Professors and academics will discuss holocaust eroticism, lesbian cowboys, and the “Violent Ethics of Whiteness,” at the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) annual convention starting today.
Northwestern University’s Phyllis Lassner, a writing professor, will present “Erotic Terror in Auschwitz: An American Tale,” on the 1994 novel The Kommandant’s Mistress, which depicts “an erotically violent relationship between a Jewish woman prisoner and an S.S. perpetrator born in Auschwitz and ending in the United States.”
The MLA, which is is most notable for their widely used grammatical style guide, seeks to provide “opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.”
The convention will run through Sunday, and a full program can be viewed online at their website.
Special focus will be given to the “Violent Ethics of Whiteness,” and “Teaching Racist Texts” which spotlights “engaging students in frank conversations about the racism inherent in much of American literature.”...
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