Profession is a journal of opinion about and for the modern language profession. The editor selects articles covering a range of topics of professional concern, trying to give a voice to MLA members working in diverse subject areas and situations. Accordingly, the editor invites essays of 1,800 to 5,000 words on current intellectual, curricular, and professional trends and issues that are of importance to the field, essays that can be read with interest and profit by many, if not all, MLA members. Letters to the editor and short comments on articles in the previous year's Profession will also be considered for publication. Such letters and comments will not normally exceed 800 words. The journal does not carry articles by the same author two years in a row.