Monthly Archives: March 2016

Preliminary Program for the 2016 MLA International Symposium Available

The preliminary program is now available for Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, the first in a series of MLA international symposia. Organized in collaboration with Heinrich Heine University, the conference will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 23 to 25 June 2016. Composed of nearly seventy sessions, featuring keynote talks, roundtables, traditional panel sessions, and… Read more »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 1 April

The MLA International Bibliography is accepting applications for three-year field-bibliography fellowships. MLA field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit citations and indexing information for inclusion in the bibliography. Open to scholars of any level of seniority who are MLA members, the 2016 fellowships will run from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019. The MLA provides… Read more »

Comment on a Delegate Assembly Resolution

At its meeting on 9 January 2016 in Austin, the Delegate Assembly approved a resolution that the Executive Council has forwarded to the membership for a ratification vote. Before the vote is conducted, 2016 MLA members are invited to comment on the resolution on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 18… Read more »

Submit a Session for the 2017 Convention

If you’re planning a session for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, to be held 5–8 January, please visit the MLA Web site to access forms for submitting program copy and for proposing sessions. The deadline for all forms is 1 April. Special-session proposals and nonguaranteed-session proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee at… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita, edited by Ruth Y. Hsu and Pamela Thoma, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching series. Instructors who have taught Karen Tei Yamashita’s works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing… Read more »

Stephen Greenblatt, Former President of the MLA, Receives Holberg Prize

The MLA congratulates Stephen Greenblatt, past president of the association and John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, on being awarded the 2016 Holberg Prize—the largest international prize awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, social science, law, and theology. In awarding the prize to Greenblatt, Pratap Bhanu… Read more »

MLA Petitions to Increase Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Funding

The MLA has joined a coalition of thirty organizations petitioning Congress to increase funding for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays, vital federal programs that fund international and foreign language education. In response to a budget proposal that would slash these programs by $4.89 million (6.8% below 2016 levels), the coalition is proposing that the House and… Read more »

1 April Deadline for New Publication Prize

The deadline to submit your work for the inaugural Matei Calinescu Prize for studies on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and thought and the Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work is 1 April. The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for these prizes as well as twenty-three… Read more »