Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA Denounces Executive Order on Immigration

A new statement by the Executive Council denounces the 27 January executive order that temporarily bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, suspends all refugee admissions, and indefinitely bars the entry of Syrian refugees. The order has thrown lives into turmoil, undermined cultural exchange and academic freedom, and threatened core principles… Read more »

MLA Issues Statement on Watch Lists

The Executive Council of the MLA has issued a statement condemning watch lists and blacklists, such as Canary Mission and Professor Watchlist, which “create opportunities for harassment and intimidation of those they name. By encouraging silence, they deprive scholars of academic freedom.” The statement reaffirms the MLA’s commitment to upholding “the rights of all its… Read more »

Delegate Assembly Meeting

At its meeting on 7 January in Philadelphia, the MLA Delegate Assembly voted on three regular resolutions and one emergency resolution. The assembly voted to move forward for consideration by the entire MLA membership a resolution to refrain from endorsing the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and an emergency resolution… Read more »

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

In February 2017 the Executive Council will make appointments to sixteen standing committees of the association. These committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page through 9 February, the deadline for making a suggestion. To suggest yourself or another member of the association for a committee, respond to the three prompts… Read more »

2016 Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 MLA publication prize competitions. The publication prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on 7 January at the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Vote in 2016 MLA Elections by 10 December

The deadline for submitting the online ballot (member log-in required) covering this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the forum executive committees is now only ten days away. Voting will close on Saturday, 10 December, at 12:00 midnight (EST). All members in good standing as of 10 November… Read more »

MLA Issues Postelection Statement

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the MLA Executive Council has issued a statement reaffirming “in the strongest terms possible its commitment to free inquiry and academic freedom for all, unimpeded by acts of prejudice and hate.” Asserting the need to support those who are vulnerable, the statement recognizes… Read more »

Replacement Convention Programs

A few copies of the convention program (September PMLA) were missing pages. If your copy was affected, you may request a replacement by contacting membership@mla.org.

Vote in 2016 MLA Elections

If you are a current member, you can now vote for second vice president, Executive Council members, Delegate Assembly members, and members of the convention forum executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Saturday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system before you finish voting, your… Read more »

Help Lead an MLA Forum

Have you ever wondered how you could become more involved in association activities? Would you like to expand your field’s boundaries by creating exciting programming for the annual convention? How about furthering the development of MLA Commons as a tool for scholarly and professional collaboration? Service on a forum executive committee allows members to pursue… Read more »