Monthly Archives: May 2014

New MLA Report on Doctoral Study

In a newly released report, the MLA’s Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature confronts challenges to the future of humanistic study and issues recommendations to help doctoral programs meet these challenges. Supported in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the task force drew on conversations with students,… Read more »

Deadline for 2014 Ratification Vote Only Days Away

Final approval of several actions taken by the Delegate Assembly at its January 2014 meeting—the election of one honorary member and three honorary fellows and the approval of a resolution—depends on the vote of the membership. The online ratification ballot will be available for only a few more days. All members in good standing as… Read more »

Contribute to MLA Volumes Now in Development

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, edited by Tarshia L. Stanley; Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy, second edition, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Kristina Olson; and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Amitav Ghosh, edited by Gaurav Desai and John Hawley, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching… Read more »

2014 MLA Bibliography Fellowships

The MLA is pleased to announce that the 2014 MLA Bibliography fellowships have been awarded to six scholars who will serve as bibliographer fellows from 2014 to 2017. The MLA International Bibliography staff members work with over one hundred field bibliographers, from all parts of the world, who cover subject areas, journals, and languages that… Read more »

Deadline Extended for MLA Prize

The deadline for the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies has been extended to 6 June. English translations of Yiddish literary works published between 2010 and 2013 are eligible. Translators need not be members of the MLA. To enter a book into the competition, authors or publishers should send four copies and a… Read more »

New MLA Forum Structure

The MLA Executive Council has approved a proposal for a new division and discussion group structure starting with the 2016 convention. Developed in consultation with members, committees, and the Delegate Assembly, the new structure is the first revision to the intellectual structure of the association since 1974. Under the new structure, all divisions and discussion… Read more »

MLA Supports Net Neutrality

The MLA Executive Council has written to the Federal Communications Commission to voice the association’s support for free and open communications and the equal treatment of content on the Internet. On behalf of the membership, the council called on the FCC to protect this principle, known as “net neutrality,” by classifying broadband service as a… Read more »

MLA Books on Sale for 50% Off

Through 31 August, all cloth titles in the MLA bookstore are available at a 50% discount, excluding the Variorum series. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Please note that the member discount cannot be used on sale titles.

Deadline for 2014 Ratification Vote Approaching

Less than three weeks remain for MLA members to cast their votes on the following actions taken by the Delegate Assembly at its January 2014 meeting: the election of one honorary member and three honorary fellows and the approval of a resolution. Final approval of these actions depends on the vote of the membership. To… Read more »

The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury Awarded CSE Seal

On 9 May 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: A Critical Edition, volume 2: 1943–1944, edited by Jonathan R. Eller. The volume will be published by Kent State University Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial… Read more »