Monthly Archives: July 2015

Deadline Extended for the MLA’s First International Symposium

The deadline for proposals for the MLA’s first conference outside the United States and Canada has been extended to 15 September. The symposium, Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, will be held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 25 June 2016 and is organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Heine University. Anthony Appiah, 2016 MLA president, will… Read more »

Connected Academics Proseminar Attracts Broad Interest

Nearly two hundred and fifty candidates applied for the MLA’s Connected Academics proseminar, a program offering twenty language and literature doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients in the New York City area an opportunity to explore a range of career options. As the project’s coordinator, Stacy Hartman, writes in a recent blog post, applicants were… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for two new Options for Teaching volumes: Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English, edited by Janine Utell, and Teaching Young Adult Literature, edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites. You are also invited to answer a survey and submit essay proposals for Approaches to Teaching… Read more »

Join or Renew by 31 July

The 2015 MLA membership online enrollment period will come to a close on 31 July 2015. Members who have not yet renewed for 2015 can log in to renew today. Nonmembers can join the association for 2015, and former members can reinstate their membership. If you become a member by 31 July, you will be able to register early for the… Read more »

15 August Deadline for Proposals for MLA Symposium

Are you interested in participating in the MLA’s first conference outside the United States and Canada? Proposals for sessions at Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations (to be held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 25 June 2016) are due by 15 August. Organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Heine University, the symposium seeks to develop ways… Read more »

New Resources Site on MLA Commons

MLA Commons is the new home to listings of Announcements of General Interest, Forthcoming Meetings and Conferences, and Fellowships and Grants. All three resources—and a calendar of dates and deadlines—are now available on the Professional Resources site, where you can search for upcoming conferences, calls for contributions to book volumes or journals, fellowships, and more…. Read more »

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Available for Open Review

The editors of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, a new MLA publication in development on the Commons, invite your participation in the open peer review of the project. Each entry in this collection focuses on a keyword in the practice of digital pedagogy (ranging from “queer” to “interface” to “professionalization”), which is… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Volume on Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women’s Writing

The volume Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women’s Writing, edited by Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi, is now in development in the MLA Options for Teaching series. Instructors who have taught works in this area are encouraged to contribute to the volume. For more information, visit the volume’s MLA Commons site, where you can find a… Read more »

MLA Headquarters Is Moving

The MLA will be moving its headquarters offices in New York next month. During the move, from 10 to 12 July,,, and will be temporarily unavailable. Visitors will still be able to access public content on MLA Commons, but members will not be able to log in. If you need to renew… Read more »