Posts Categorized: Convention

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 »

John Sayles Receives Phyllis Franklin Award

The fifth Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the Humanities will be presented to John Sayles, film director, screenwriter, and novelist, at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. MLA President Marianne Hirsch will present the award during the MLA Awards Ceremony on 11 January 2014 in recognition of Sayles’s advocacy of the arts and… Read more »

Cultural Excursions in Chicago

Registrants for the 2014 MLA Annual Convention are eligible to attend MLA-sponsored cultural excursions in Chicago. This year’s excursions offer attendees insider tours of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Goose Island Brewery and Pub, the Chicago History Museum, and the Newberry Library. Space is limited and fees apply. To participate,… Read more »

Convention Registration Open for MLA Members

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2014 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Chicago on 9–12 January 2014. Members will save $30 by registering by 2 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection… Read more »

Convention Program Proofs to Be Sent to Organizers

In the coming week, organizers of sessions at the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago will receive proofs of convention program copy, with information on the date and time of their sessions. The convention office encourages organizers to notify their participants immediately of this information so that participants can make their travel plans as soon as… Read more »

Future Conventions

The MLA is pleased to announce that in 2015 the MLA Annual Convention will be held for the first time in Vancouver, British Columbia, from 8 to 11 January. In January 2018, the meeting will return to New York City, where the first MLA convention was held, back in 1883. The locations for the 2016… Read more »

1 April Deadline for 2014 Convention Program Forms

Planning a session for the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago?  Forms for submitting program copy and for proposing sessions are available on the MLA Web site and are due by 1 April. Special-session proposals and nonguaranteed-session proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee at its meeting in May, and organizers will be informed… Read more »