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 groups will be known as forums, and forums will be grouped into nine categories. To learn more about the changes, please read a letter by Margaret W. Ferguson and Marianne Hirsch and then view the full list of forums. If you would like to support the creation of one of the prospective forums approved by the council, you may read the instructions for establishing new forums, join the prospective forum’s MLA Commons group, sign the petition in favor of its creation, and volunteer as a leader of the forum.
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