Monthly Archives: October 2014

Membership Suggestions for the 2015 Executive Committee Elections

At their meetings during the upcoming convention, the executive committees of the MLA’s current divisions and discussion groups (which will become forums in 2016) will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in the fall of 2015. Each executive committee must place at least two names in… Read more »

Winter Newsletter Now Available

Members can now read the latest issue of the MLA Newsletter online.  Featured in the Winter issue are a profile of Rolena Adorno, winner of the Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement; the report on the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List; a president’s column on tensions between the campus as an open forum and as a… Read more »

Vote in 2014 MLA Elections

If you are a 2014 member, you can now vote for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Wednesday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system while voting, your votes… Read more »

Literary Research Guide Now Available Online for Individuals

Previously available only through library subscriptions, James L. Harner’s award-winning online Literary Research Guide is now available for individuals. Updated regularly, the new, sixth edition of 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. Users can… Read more »

Discover MLA Bibliography Tutorials

Looking for resources for teaching research? The MLA’s video tutorial series on using the MLA Bibliography offers tips on searching, introductions to the bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and a new tutorial, “Researching Film, Television, and Radio in the MLA International Bibliography.” The new video offers basic and advanced search strategies for researching… Read more »

Reminder about Child Care Deadline

If you are attending the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver and would like to have child care during the meeting, you may preregister for a possible on-site child care service through KiddieCorp. If a sufficient number of children are registered for child care by 31 October, a daytime child care center will operate in the… Read more »

Essays on the Vulnerability of Language Published in Profession

Continuing a yearlong series, four presentations from the 2014 convention session “The Politics of Language in Vulnerable Times” have now been published in Profession, the MLA’s journal devoted to the fields of modern languages and literatures as a profession. Featuring contributions by Suresh Canagarajah; Mary Louise Pratt; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and Guadalupe Valdés, Luis Poza, and… Read more »

Petition Candidates for Second Vice President and Executive Council

In accordance with the provisions of the MLA constitution, members have petitioned to add one second vice president candidate and three Executive Council candidates to the 2014 election ballot. An updated election announcement has now been posted at the Web site. Voting will open during the third full week of October and will close at midnight… Read more »

Member Discounts for Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will again partner with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), giving MLA members the opportunity to register for the institute’s digital humanities courses at a discounted rate. The DHSI will take place in June 2015 at the University of Victoria, and participants may choose to attend one, two,… Read more »