January 9, 1998
Citing 'Crisis' in Job Market, MLA Urges Changes in Graduate Education
The "Best of Times" for the U.S. economy has "contrasted eerily with the worst of times" for the academic job market, said a report released here last week, during the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association.
The report attracted a lot of attention among the 9,000 language and literature professors in attendance, and delegates at the meeting overwhelmingly approved its recommendations for improving the job situation. But some professors and