Monthly Archives: September 2014

Early Registration Deadline for 2015 Convention

If you haven’t already registered for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, make sure to register by 8 October to take advantage of the lowest registration rates and enjoy the best selection of hotels. The regular member rate will increase by $30 on 9 October, when nonmember registration opens. After you have registered, you… Read more »

2015 Convention Program Now Available

Thinking about attending the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? Get a preview of all the sessions in the online Program. Find sessions by participant, subject, meeting time, or keyword or browse sessions related to the presidential theme, Negotiating Sites of Memory. If you are a participant, you can annotate your session listing with links… Read more »

Fall Newsletter Online

The special Fall convention issue of the MLA Newsletter is now available to members. The issue features information on the presidential theme, tips for graduate students, highlights of what’s new about the 2015 convention, suggestions for things to do in Vancouver, and much more.

CSE Seal Awarded to Two New Editions

On 5 September 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to two new editions: Henry James, The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1878–1880, volume 2, edited by Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press; and Joseph Conrad, Victory, An Island Tale, edited… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the MLA Executive Council forwarded three proposals for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The council proposed amendments to allow the implementation of the new forum structure that will replace the current division and discussion group convention structure; to eliminate references to printed matter, including a printed directory,… Read more »

Cultural Excursions in Vancouver

If you’re attending the 2015 convention in Vancouver, consider exploring the city on a cultural excursion arranged by the MLA. This year’s excursions offer attendees insider tours of Granville Island and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Bill Reid Gallery… Read more »

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation

As the letter of recommendation season begins for faculty members and graduate students in MLA fields, don’t forget that the MLA has a new set of guidelines for writers, readers, and requesters of letters of recommendation. Faculty members can refer to the document if they want to explain why they are keeping their letters short and not… Read more »

Travel Grants for MLA Convention

The MLA offers financial assistance to eligible non-tenure-track and unemployed members, regular and life members residing abroad, and graduate student members. The $400 grants partially reimburse expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »

Job Information List Opens

The MLA Job Information List database is now available for searching. Access to the database is free to all users. To search the list, users can log in with their MLA member credentials or create a nonmember log-in. The JIL database is updated weekly to make job listings available in a timely manner. Please visit the MLA Web site… Read more »

2015 Convention Registration Open for MLA Members

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. Members will save $30 by registering by 8 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection… Read more »