Posts Categorized: Convention

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 »

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 »