Posts Categorized: Feature

Comment on Two Delegate Assembly Resolutions

At its meeting on 7 January 2017 in Philadelphia, the Delegate Assembly approved two resolutions that the Executive Council has forwarded to the membership for a ratification vote. Before the vote is conducted, MLA members are invited to comment on the resolutions on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 17 April…. Read more »

Executive Council Statement about MLA Resolutions

As commenting opens on two resolutions approved by the Delegate Assembly in January, the MLA Executive Council has issued a statement about the resolution process. At its February meeting the council reviewed the resolutions for any constitutional, legal, or fiduciary issues posed by the resolutions’ language and voted to forward the resolutions to the membership… Read more »

Help Select Cultural Excursions for the 2018 Convention

Are you interested in participating in an MLA-sponsored excursion during the 2018 convention in New York City? If so, let us know if you have a specific suggestion or contact and which types of excursions you’d be interested in: art galleries or museums, libraries, science or natural history museums, food and wine tastings, or architecture… Read more »

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 »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 1 April

The MLA International Bibliography is accepting applications for three-year field-bibliography fellowships. MLA field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit citations and indexing information for the bibliography. Open to all MLA members, the 2017 fellowships will run from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. The MLA provides materials and training and waives registration fees for fellows attending training… 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 »