Monthly Archives: February 2014

MLA Partnership with Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will cosponsor the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), which will be held 2–6 June at the University of Victoria. DHSI will offer twenty-eight courses and will include a five-day training workshop, morning colloquiums, lunchtime “unconferences,” birds-of-a-feather sessions, and keynote lectures by Aimée Morrison (Univ. of Waterloo), Alex Gil (Columbia Univ.),… Read more »

Competing for 2014 Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize, which has a 1 March deadline, there are seven annual and sixteen biennial MLA prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres… Read more »

Reminder to Post Calls for Papers by 21 February

Organizing a session for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? The MLA is accepting calls for papers until 21 February 2014. As the session organizer, you are responsible for acknowledging all submissions and inquiries regarding your call for papers. We recommend posting a submission deadline of 15 March or earlier. Please note: a call for… Read more »

Spring Newsletter Now Online

Members can now read the Spring Newsletter for election results, winners of MLA prizes, Margaret W. Ferguson’s president’s column on humanities education as a public—and common—good, and Rosemary G. Feal’s editor’s column on controversies at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention. To comment on the columns, visit the From the President and From the Executive Director blogs.

New Tutorials on Searching the MLA Bibliography

To aid users with searching the database, the MLA International Bibliography regularly releases new video tutorials online. Recent additions to the series cover the differences in searching by subject and by keyword on the EBSCO and ProQuest platforms and the advantages of searching the bibliography over a library’s all-in-one search. Tutorials for the Gale Infotrac… Read more »

Edition of Henry James Letters Awarded CSE Seal

On 30 January 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1878 –1880, volume 1, edited by Greg W. Zacharias and Pierre A. Walker. The volume will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing… Read more »

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… Read more »

Notes and Videos from Chicago Humanities Summit Now Available

Notes and videos from the Chicago Humanities Summit, held 9 January 2014, are now publicly available. The summit, which was cosponsored by the MLA, featured a discussion of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ report The Heart of the Matter, as well as several breakout sessions on topics such as how to teach public humanities, how… Read more »