Monthly Archives: October 2015

Contribute to an MLA Volume on Teaching James Fenimore Cooper

The volume Approaches to Teaching Cooper’s Leather-Stocking Tales and Other Works, edited by Stephen Carl Arch and Keat Murray, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing… Read more »

Submissions Invited for Literary Studies in the Digital Age

The editors of Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (published by the MLA in 2013) invite your participation in expanding this collection and charting new directions in the field of digital literary studies. Please visit the call for papers to read instructions on submitting an essay, to comment on the present volume, and to make… Read more »

Vote in 2015 MLA Elections

If you are a 2015 member, you can now vote for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the convention forum executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Thursday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system while voting, your votes will be saved… Read more »

MLA Projects Cited in Article about New NEH Initiative

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has just launched Next Generation Humanities PhD Grants, a project that will support institutions in preparing students for careers outside the academy. Planning grants and implementation grants will enable institutions “to transform doctoral-level humanities preparation,” according to an article in Inside Higher Ed. MLA Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal… Read more »

Cultural Excursions in Austin

If you’re attending the 2016 convention in Austin, consider exploring the city on a cultural excursion arranged by the MLA. This year’s excursions offer attendees insider tours of Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center, and the LBJ Presidential Library. Space is limited, and fees… Read more »

30 October Childcare Deadline

If you are attending the 2016 MLA convention in Austin and would like to have childcare during the meeting, there’s still time to preregister for a possible on-site childcare service through KiddieCorp. If a sufficient number of children are registered for the service by 30 October, a daytime childcare center will operate in the Hilton… Read more »

Discounts for MLA Members Attending 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 be held on 6–10 June and 13–17 June 2016 at the University of Victoria, and participants may choose to attend one or… Read more »

Contribute to the National Humanities Alliance Blog

Has your work had an influence on your community and beyond? The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) invites contributions to a new blog series that spotlights humanities projects by scholars, students, K–12 educators, and public humanities professionals. More information on proposing a post is available at the NHA Web site. Select posts will be sent to… Read more »

The New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge

The MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS) is sponsoring the third NVS Digital Challenge to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. The MLA is making available the XML files and schema for two volumes, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, under a Creative… Read more »

New Name for MLA Convention Program

The Program for the MLA Annual Convention, which has been published as the November issue of PMLA, will become the September issue starting this year. It will mail to members at the end of this month and be available as a downloadable PDF. You can search or browse online session listings now on the MLA… Read more »