Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tips for Interviewees from MLA President Margaret Ferguson

In an interview with HigherEdJobs, Margaret Ferguson, the president of the MLA, discusses what new attendees of the MLA convention can expect, offers guidance on preparing for interviews, and highlights resources available on the MLA Web site. Read the full interview for more of Ferguson’s strategies for interviewing success and to get a preview of… Read more »

Save by Registering for the Convention by 8 December

If you’re planning to attend the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, register by 8 December to avoid paying higher late or on-site registration fees. By registering now, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the best selection of hotels. For more information about the 2015 convention, including the presidential theme, cultural excursions in… Read more »

New Essays Published in Profession

Essays from the 2014 convention session “Public Humanities,” linked to the Presidential Forum, have now been published in Profession. The six essays—by Matti Bunzl, James Chandler, Julie Ellison, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Jean Howard, and Laura Wexler—ask what public humanities means and consider how scholars can create a public face for the humanities in vulnerable times. Also… Read more »

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

When the Executive Council meets in February 2015, it will make appointments to seventeen standing committees of the association. Through 4 February, these committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page. To suggest yourself or another member of the association, respond to the three prompts on the suggestion page… Read more »

Deadline to Vote in 2014 MLA Elections

The deadline for voting in this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees is only two weeks away. All 2014 members are eligible to vote. The online ballot (member log-in required) will be available until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Wednesday, 10 December…. Read more »

An Outcast of the Islands Awarded CSE Seal

On 14 November 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to An Outcast of the Islands, by Joseph Conrad, edited by Allan H. Simmons. The volume will be published by Cambridge University Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial projects, offers advice and consultation… Read more »

Report on the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List

A report on the jobs advertised in the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List (JIL) is now available on the MLA Web site. In 2013–14, the number of jobs advertised in the MLA Job Information List (JIL) fell by 96 (8.4%) in the English edition and by 75 (6.8%) in the foreign language edition. This past year marks… Read more »

Agenda for the 2015 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Basic information about the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 10 January, during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver (session 530), has been posted at the Web site. So that association members may engage with the issues to be discussed at the Delegate Assembly meeting, meeting documents… Read more »

Margaret Ferguson Discusses Her 2015 Presidential Theme

Want to learn more about Negotiating Sites of Memory, the presidential theme for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention? In a new blog post Margaret Ferguson, president of the MLA, introduces a series of three videos about the theme, now available on the MLA Web site. In the videos Ferguson discusses what sites of memory are… Read more »