In a new post on the From the President blog, Roland Greene, 2015–16 MLA president, discusses where the MLA is today and where it’s going. If you’re new to the association or want to catch up on some of its recent initiatives, we encourage you to visit the blog to learn more about the MLA’s work and resources…. Read more »
Monthly Archives: February 2015
Allies Pledge to Act in Support of Adjuncts
Tenure-line faculty pledge to take action to improve adjunct working conditions on MLA’s Action for Allies site.
Quotes tweeted by MLA Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal.
28 February Deadline to Post a Convention Call for Papers
It’s not too late to post a call for papers for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention. You can still submit calls for papers for the Austin convention (7–10 January 2016) through 28 February. In anticipation of the new forum structure, due to be implemented for the 2016 convention, divisions and discussion groups appear in the calls for… Read more »
Propose an Essay on Teaching Twentieth-Century Chinese Women’s Writing
The volume Teaching Twentieth-Century Chinese Women’s Writing, edited by Amy Dooling, is now in development in the MLA Options for Teaching series. To learn more about the volume and how to propose an essay, please visit the MLA Web site. Abstracts and CVs are due to the editor by 30 May 2015.
MLA Launches Action for Allies Campaign
The MLA Executive Council and the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession have launched a new site, MLA Action for Allies, where you can show your support for adjunct faculty members and find resources for starting discussions in your department about the use of contingent faculty. We call on all faculty members and administrators to participate in… Read more »
Spring Newsletter Available Online
The Spring issue of the MLA Newsletter is now available online. Included in this issue are articles on the results of the 2014 elections and the winners of MLA prizes, a president’s column on the MLA as a scholarly association and an advocacy association, and an editor’s column about tracking the career paths of recent… Read more »
New Office of Information Systems
The MLA is pleased to announce the creation of the office of information systems. This new office is composed of the former information technology and production departments and will work to strengthen electronic projects now under way and to help develop projects that the association envisions for the future. Joining the MLA to lead the… Read more »
New Report on Language Enrollments Now Available
The results of a comprehensive MLA survey of language course enrollments in United States colleges and universities are now available on the MLA Web site. According to Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013, while aggregate enrollments in languages other than English have decreased since the MLA’s… Read more »
2016 Presidential Theme: Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future
Roland Greene, the 2015–16 MLA president, has chosen Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future as the presidential theme for the MLA Annual Convention in Austin. Who is the public for literature? This question is foundational to the work MLA members do and to the state of our discipline and profession. The theme invites… Read more »