2015 Presidential Theme: Negotiating Sites of Memory

Margaret Ferguson, the 2014 MLA president, has chosen Negotiating Sites of Memory as the presidential theme of the 2015 convention, which will be held in Vancouver. The theme invites MLA members to think expansively about sites of memory that are important to their work as scholars, teachers, students, and members of an association that negotiates on behalf of humanities education and educators’ working conditions. Contested, negotiated sites of memory can be found in many landscapes and throughout history; they are capable of migration and occur in many media, genres, and forms: artwork, maps, computers, Web sites, manuscripts, and printed books, among other examples. Read more about Negotiating Sites of Memory in a letter from Margaret Ferguson. To solicit contributions for a convention session that engages with this theme, please post a call for papers by 21 February 2014. Session proposal forms for the 2015 convention will be available online by early March.

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