Posts Categorized: Convention

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 »

Convention Daily

The first issue of the Convention Daily for the 2014 convention in Chicago is now online and will be available on-site at the MLA registration and welcome centers, the headquarters offices, and other locations throughout the hotels. The Daily features updates to sessions, exhibit hall events, and other timely information. Two more issues will appear, on Friday,… Read more »

Mobile Program and Convention Guide

Starting to plan your time in Chicago? More information about the 2014 MLA Annual Convention is now available in two online resources. Both the 2014 mobile Program and the Convention Guide offer quick information about on-site convention resources and floor plans for meeting venues. To search convention sessions by keyword or subject and to browse… Read more »

New Commons Groups for Convention Attendees

Attending the MLA convention in Chicago? Make the most of the convention by participating in convention-related groups on MLA Commons. Two new groups for attendees will help you navigate the convention, connect with colleagues, and stay on top of the latest information. All attendees will want to check out the 2014 MLA Convention group, where… Read more »

3 December Convention Registration Deadline

Planning to attend the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago? Registration rates for the convention will increase by up to $30 after 3 December. Register now to avoid paying the higher fee for late registration. After you have registered, you can book your hotel reservation, sign up for MLA cultural excursions, and make travel arrangements at discounted… Read more »

Lists of Convention Sessions on Various Topics

Searching for convention sessions related to a particular topic? A new MLA Commons page features a compilation of lists of sessions and events at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago that have been provided by MLA members and committees, as well as the MLA staff. So far, the page includes lists that may be of interest… Read more »

31 October Deadline for Child Care

If you are attending the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago and would like to have child care during the meeting, you may preregister for a possible on-site child care service through KiddieCorp. If a sufficient number of children are registered for child care by 31 October, a daytime child care center will operate in the… Read more »

Chicago Humanities Summit at 2014 Convention

The MLA, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Chicago Humanities Festival are sponsoring a humanities summit, which will be held on Thursday, 9 January, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago. The event will expand on the conversation started by The Heart of… Read more »

1 November Deadline for Convention Travel Grants

The MLA offers financial assistance to eligible non-tenure-track and unemployed members, regular and life members residing abroad, and graduate student members. The $300 grants partially reimburse expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Chicago from 9 to 12 January 2014. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »

2014 Convention Program Now Live

The Program for the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago is now available online. Find sessions by participant, subject, meeting time, or keyword or browse sessions related to the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, and sessions open to the public. If you are a participant, you can annotate your session listing with links to abstracts, drafts, or other… Read more »