Embittered by a Bleak Job Market, Graduate Students Take On the MLA

They want the association to lead a campaign against the use of part-timers

Hundreds of graduate students will pour into the annual convention of the Modern Language Association this month, but they won't just be looking for jobs or chances to play up to academe's heavy hitters. They'll be looking to take on the M.L.A.'s leadership, if not take it over.