Monthly Archives: August 2014

2015 Membership Now Open

You can now log in to the MLA Web site to renew or reinstate your MLA membership. By becoming a 2015 member today, you will receive discounted registration for the 2015 and 2016 conventions; six issues of PMLA and four issues of the MLA Newsletter; access to online resources, including the directory of members, MLA Commons, and the MLA Handbook Web site; and more. Those who join… Read more »

Executive Council Responds to Revocation of Salaita Appointment

In response to the revocation of Professor Steven Salaita’s appointment to a tenured position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MLA President Margaret W. Ferguson and MLA First Vice President Roland Greene sent a letter on behalf of the Executive Council urging Phyllis M. Wise, chancellor of the university, to reconsider. The letter asserted that… Read more »

50% Off Sale Ends 31 August

The sale on cloth titles in the MLA bookstore will end on 31 August. All hardcover titles, excluding the Variorum series, are available at a 50% discount. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Please note that the 25% member discount cannot be used on sale titles.

1 October Deadline for Submitting Delegate Assembly Proposals

Motions and regular resolutions that the Delegate Assembly will consider at its next meeting, which will take place during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, must be submitted by 1 October of this year. The assembly’s Web page provides information about placing an item on the agenda for the meeting as well as links to… Read more »

Free Trials of New Edition of Literary Research Guide

Through 31 August, the newly launched sixth edition of the Literary Research Guide will be available for free to libraries and to individuals. The Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. The sixth edition… Read more »