Monthly Archives: April 2016

2016 Ratification Vote Now Under Way

At the 2016 convention the Delegate Assembly approved six amendments to the MLA constitution and one resolution. The assembly’s actions are not final, however, since they are subject to ratification by the MLA membership. Members are therefore encouraged to review this year’s ratification ballot and to exercise their right to vote. All members in good standing… Read more »

New Handbook Launches

The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, which debuted at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair, has received praise for its more streamlined approach to documentation. Created for a digital era in which publications migrate fluidly among different media, the new MLA style emphasizes the elements common to most works instead… Read more »

Publication Prizes with 1 May Deadline

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s 2016 publication awards with a 1 May deadline. There are eleven competitions this year with a 1 May deadline, including for prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, interdisciplinary studies, and specific genres (e.g., translation, bibliography, scholarly edition)…. Read more »