'Resexualizing Necrophilia': A Look at What Your Kids' College Professors Care About

Ever since its founding in 1883, the Modern Language Association has been considered the leading professional group for college faculty in language and literature.  Each year, it holds a meeting — this year virtual, but featuring the same weary dissection of liberal issues as in all recent years. Last year's meeting in Seattle was filled with hundreds of presentations on radical topics.  To name just a few, taken almost at random: "Resexualizing Necrophiliac Desire in William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily'"; "Denise Ferreira da Silva, Martin Heidegger, and the (Black Feminist) Thing: or, How Blackness Thinks"; "Age, Disability, and Desexualization in Edith Wharton's Ghost Stories"; "Literature of the Caravan: Reading United States Foreign Policy through Central American Literature of Migration"; and "Media Circulation and Erotic Economy in Tennessee Williams' 'One...(Read Full Article)