Posts Categorized: Convention

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 »

Provide Feedback on Sessions in Vancouver

If you’re attending the convention, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to answer a three-question survey about the sessions you go to. To complete the survey, view any session page in the online Program and click the Session Survey button. Surveys will be available beginning on Thursday, 8 January. Your feedback will help us… Read more »

Convention Information on the Go

To navigate convention venues, look up session information on the go, or find out when convention services are open, use the MLA’s mobile Program at mla15.org. You can search sessions by keyword or subject and browse by day, participant, and event type. The mobile Program can be browsed off-line and is updated automatically whenever you… 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 »

New Resources for Planning Your MLA Convention

Starting to think about what sessions to attend or how to navigate the convention center? Check out the 2015 Convention Guide on the MLA Web site for quick information about on-site convention resources and floor plans for meeting venues, and visit MLA Commons for lists of convention sessions by topic. If you have a session… Read more »

Using MLA Commons to Prepare for the Convention

Are you participating in a session in Vancouver? Visit the MLA convention blog for posts on using the Docs feature to collaborate with colleagues and on uploading your convention materials to the Commons. Posting your presentation is a great way to get attendees involved and to provide resources for those who may be unable to… Read more »

Save by Registering for the Convention by 8 December

If you’re planning to attend the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, register by 8 December to avoid paying higher late or on-site registration fees. By registering now, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the best selection of hotels. For more information about the 2015 convention, including the presidential theme, cultural excursions in… Read more »