Posts Categorized: Convention

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 »

Submitting Convention Program Forms for MLA Austin

If you’re planning a session for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin, to be held 7–10 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 »

28 February Deadline to Post a Convention Call for Papers

It’s not too late to post a call for papers for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention. You can still submit calls for papers for the Austin convention (7–10 January 2016) through 28 February. In anticipation of the new forum structure, due to be implemented for the 2016 convention, divisions and discussion groups appear in the calls for… Read more »

2016 Presidential Theme: Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

Roland Greene, the 2015–16 MLA president, has chosen Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future as the presidential theme for the MLA Annual Convention in Austin. Who is the public for literature? This question is foundational to the work MLA members do and to the state of our discipline and profession. The theme invites… Read more »

Submit a Call for Papers for the 2016 Convention

Are you planning a session for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention? You can now submit calls for papers for the Austin convention (7–10 January 2016). In anticipation of the new forum structure, due to be implemented for the 2016 convention, divisions and discussion groups appear in the calls for papers as “forums.” (A complete list… Read more »

A Thank-You to 2015 Convention Attendees

Thanks to all of you who attended the Vancouver convention and made it such a success. We encourage you to continue the conversation by posting and discussing presentation materials on MLA Commons (either in our convention-presentations thread or on a session-specific Commons site), by annotating the Program with links to those materials, and by taking the session surveys available… Read more »

Learn More about Using MLA Commons

Ever wondered how you might be able to use MLA Commons, the association’s social networking and collaboration platform? At this year’s convention, MLA members will showcase how they have used the Commons for everything from presession publicity to postconvention conversation, activism to peer review. Join us on Saturday, 10 January, at MLA PubCentral (Vancouver Convention Centre, Prefunction level 1,… Read more »