Posts Categorized: Convention

2015 Convention Program Now Available

Thinking about attending the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? Get a preview of all the sessions in the online Program. Find sessions by participant, subject, meeting time, or keyword or browse sessions related to the presidential theme, Negotiating Sites of Memory. If you are a participant, you can annotate your session listing with links… Read more »

Cultural Excursions in Vancouver

If you’re attending the 2015 convention in Vancouver, consider exploring the city on a cultural excursion arranged by the MLA. This year’s excursions offer attendees insider tours of Granville Island and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Bill Reid Gallery… Read more »

2015 Convention Registration Open for MLA Members

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. Members will save $30 by registering by 8 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection… Read more »

MLA Commons Group for 2015 Convention Attendees

Attending the MLA convention in Vancouver? Make the most of the convention by joining the 2015 MLA Convention group on MLA Commons. There, you can start discussions with other participants, read the latest convention-related blog posts, browse restaurant recommendations, post convention presentations, connect with members who may wish to share accommodations, and more. The Commons also features member-created… Read more »

Submit Convention Program Forms by 1 April

If you’re planning a session for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, to be held 8–11 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… Read more »

Help Shape Cultural Excursions for the 2015 Convention

Are you interested in participating in MLA-sponsored excursions during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? If so, let us know which of these categories of excursions would appeal to you: art galleries or museums, libraries, science or natural history museums, food and wine tastings, architecture tours. Post your preferences by using the Leave a… Read more »

Reminder to Post Calls for Papers by 21 February

Organizing a session for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? The MLA is accepting calls for papers until 21 February 2014. As the session organizer, you are responsible for acknowledging all submissions and inquiries regarding your call for papers. We recommend posting a submission deadline of 15 March or earlier. Please note: a call for… Read more »

2015 Presidential Theme: Negotiating Sites of Memory

Margaret Ferguson, the 2014 MLA president, has chosen Negotiating Sites of Memory as the presidential theme of the 2015 convention, which will be held in Vancouver. The theme invites MLA members to think expansively about sites of memory that are important to their work as scholars, teachers, students, and members of an association that negotiates on behalf of… Read more »

Notes and Videos from Chicago Humanities Summit Now Available

Notes and videos from the Chicago Humanities Summit, held 9 January 2014, are now publicly available. The summit, which was cosponsored by the MLA, featured a discussion of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ report The Heart of the Matter, as well as several breakout sessions on topics such as how to teach public humanities, how… Read more »

A Thank-You to 2014 Convention Attendees

Thank you to all of you who made the 2014 MLA Annual Convention such a success. We encourage you to continue the conversation by posting and discussing presentation materials in the convention forum on MLA Commons, by sharing those links through annotations in the Program, and by taking the session surveys available there. We hope… Read more »