Posts Categorized: Feature

National Humanities Alliance Webinar: How to Build Relationships with Members of Congress

On 15 November at 3:30 p.m. EST, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is hosting a Between Two Bookshelves Webinar on how to build strong relationships with members of the new Congress. Among the panelists will be Leigh Whittaker, legislative assistant to Representative David Price (D-NC), and Kristen Adams, associate director of federal relations at Cornell… Read more »

MLA Members Awarded ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

The Modern Language Association congratulates the four MLA members who were awarded American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowships in 2018. Their various projects include a coauthored book on Transylvania’s geopolitics and a Web site and art exhibition on how power and privilege influence data science and visualization. Anca Parvulescu, Washington University in St…. Read more »

Herbert Lindenberger, Former President of the MLA, 1929–2018

The MLA is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Herbert Lindenberger, who served as president of the MLA in 1997. An accomplished teacher and scholar, Lindenberger published on a variety of topics, including historical drama, opera, critical theory, aesthetics, and the Holocaust. Before founding Stanford University’s comparative literature program in 1969, he taught at… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the Executive Council forwarded a proposal for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendments clarify the scope and force of resolutions and motions and make changes to the association’s resolutions process. The next step in the amendment process is for the Delegate Assembly to consider the proposed… Read more »

Travel Grants for the 2019 MLA Convention

The MLA offers $400 grants to help cover expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Chicago from 3 to 6 January 2019. Non-tenure-track members, unemployed members, and members living abroad who were members during the previous year may apply for financial assistance. Graduate students who join the MLA by 30 November… Read more »

Deadline for Submitting Delegate Assembly Proposals

Motions and regular resolutions that the Delegate Assembly will consider at its next meeting, which will take place during the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, must be submitted by 1 October of this year. The assembly’s Web page provides information about placing an item on the agenda for the meeting as well as links to… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Teaching Literature and Writing in Prisons, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy and Patrick Elliot Alexander. The essays in this volume seek to examine the teaching practices that animate literary learning communities in contemporary prisons in the United States. The editors invite… Read more »

MLA Members Receive August 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The Modern Language Association congratulates the seven MLA members who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants in August 2018. Their various projects include a seminar for higher education teachers on nineteenth-century western New York writers and a study of a 1970s African American women’s writing group. Public Scholar Program Devoney Looser, Arizona State… Read more »

Results of 2018 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2018 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 1 June. Members ratified the 2018 Delegate Assembly’s approval of two constitutional amendments. One amendment changes the composition of the association’s board of trustees, provides for different term lengths, includes term limits, and eliminates references to restricted funds and budget accounts that no longer… Read more »

2018 MLA Elections

The Nominating Committee has arranged the 2018 elections for second vice president and the Executive Council, and the Elections Committee has arranged thirty-five contests for professional-issues and regional seats in the Delegate Assembly. Full election and candidate information will be available in the fall, with the election ballot.