Posts Categorized: Convention

Help Select Cultural Excursions for the 2018 Convention

Are you interested in participating in an MLA-sponsored excursion during the 2018 convention in New York City? If so, let us know if you have a specific suggestion or contact and which types of excursions you’d be interested in: art galleries or museums, libraries, science or natural history museums, food and wine tastings, or architecture… Read more »

Replacement Convention Programs

A few copies of the convention program (September PMLA) were missing pages. If your copy was affected, you may request a replacement by contacting

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 »

2017 Presidential Theme: Boundary Conditions

Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2017 MLA president, has chosen Boundary Conditions as the presidential theme for the 2017 convention, which will be held in Philadelphia. Boundary conditions are, for mathematicians, the parameters that define the space in which one seeks solutions. So the theme offers, first, an invitation to reflect together on the parameters that… Read more »

2016 Mobile Program and Convention Guide

Planning your time in Austin? Both the 2016 mobile Program and the Convention Guide offer quick information about on-site convention resources and floor plans for meeting venues. Visit on your smartphone or tablet to search or browse convention sessions and events. You can even save sessions to a personalized list. The mobile Program can be browsed off-line and is updated… Read more »

Update on Convention Childcare

Because of a minimal interest in the proposed on-site childcare service, the MLA is instead offering reimbursements of up to $300 to members who are registered for the convention and use childcare services, whether through one of the convention hotels or another service, during convention hours. If more requests are received than can be reimbursed with… 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 »

Program for Austin Convention Online

The Program for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention, which includes nearly 850 sessions and events, is now available on the MLA Web site. Find sessions by participant, subject, meeting time, or keyword. You can also browse sessions related to the presidential theme, Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future, including the Presidential Plenary and… Read more »

Member Registration Open for Austin Convention

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Austin from 7 to 10 January 2016. Members will save $30 by registering by 1 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection of hotels… Read more »