Monthly Archives: May 2015

Connected Academics Invites Applications for Proseminar in New York

During the 2015–16 academic year the MLA’s Connected Academics project will offer twenty language and literature doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients in the New York City area an opportunity to participate in a proseminar dedicated to exploring multiple career options. Participants will learn how to use their teaching and research experience in a wide… Read more »

Participate in a Survey about Korean Literature

The MLA Publications Committee seeks to develop several new titles in Korean for the MLA Texts and Translations series and has appointed an editorial board of specialists in Korean for 2014–17. If you teach Korean texts or translations, the board would like your feedback about the materials you use. We hope you’ll take a few… Read more »

Beta Launch of Open Repository on MLA Commons

The MLA is pleased to announce the beta launch of CORE, the Commons Open Repository Exchange, on MLA Commons. Developed in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), CORE allows MLA members to deposit their published articles, essay drafts, dissertations, data sets, syllabi, photographs, and other works in a library-quality repository to… Read more »

Executive Council Action Condemns Censorship

Responding to recent incidents of harassment of writers and scholars, this month the MLA Executive Council issued a statement condemning censorship of work treating controversial subjects and threats against the authors of such work. The council action reaffirms the association’s long-standing commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech.

Connected Academics Site Provides Resources for PhDs Exploring Diverse Careers

Connected Academics, a multiyear project of the MLA, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and several academic partners, has launched a new site on the Commons. The project, which will run through August 2019, aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers available to PhDs in the humanities and to help doctoral programs support students’ exploration… Read more »

Updates to MLA Commons

MLA Commons has just launched updates that we hope will enhance your use of the network. These include synchronizing basic information you entered on the MLA Web site (including your name, institution, and title) with your Commons account. You can also now invite any Commons member—not only your contacts—to join your groups. And the look… Read more »