Posts Categorized: Feature

Agenda for the 2015 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Basic information about the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 10 January, during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver (session 530), has been posted at the Web site. So that association members may engage with the issues to be discussed at the Delegate Assembly meeting, meeting documents… Read more »

Margaret Ferguson Discusses Her 2015 Presidential Theme

Want to learn more about Negotiating Sites of Memory, the presidential theme for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention? In a new blog post Margaret Ferguson, president of the MLA, introduces a series of three videos about the theme, now available on the MLA Web site. In the videos Ferguson discusses what sites of memory are… Read more »

2014 MLA Elections Under Way

About one month remains for members to cast their votes in this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees. All 2014 members are eligible to vote; those who wish to join or renew for the 2014 membership year may e-mail membership@mla.org by… Read more »

Convention Child Care Update

Because there was insufficient registration for the proposed on-site child care service, the MLA is instead offering reimbursements of up to $300 to members who are registered for the convention and use child care services, whether through one of the convention hotels or another service, during convention hours. If more requests are received than can be reimbursed… Read more »

New MLA Commons Portfolios Launched

As part of the latest upgrade to the platform, MLA Commons has launched a new, more robust profile system called portfolios. With added fields for publications, affiliations, and education, the new portfolios allow you to create an online CV that can be shared, printed, or saved as a PDF. You can choose which fields you’d… Read more »

Membership Suggestions for the 2015 Executive Committee Elections

At their meetings during the upcoming convention, the executive committees of the MLA’s current divisions and discussion groups (which will become forums in 2016) will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in the fall of 2015. Each executive committee must place at least two names in… Read more »

Winter Newsletter Now Available

Members can now read the latest issue of the MLA Newsletter online.  Featured in the Winter issue are a profile of Rolena Adorno, winner of the Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement; the report on the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List; a president’s column on tensions between the campus as an open forum and as a… Read more »

Vote in 2014 MLA Elections

If you are a 2014 member, you can now vote for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Wednesday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system while voting, your votes… Read more »

Literary Research Guide Now Available Online for Individuals

Previously available only through library subscriptions, James L. Harner’s award-winning online Literary Research Guide is now available for individuals. Updated regularly, the new, sixth edition of the Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Users can… Read more »

Discover MLA Bibliography Tutorials

Looking for resources for teaching research? The MLA’s video tutorial series on using the MLA Bibliography offers tips on searching, introductions to the bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and a new tutorial, “Researching Film, Television, and Radio in the MLA International Bibliography.” The new video offers basic and advanced search strategies for researching… Read more »