Posts Categorized: Feature

Submit Convention Program Forms by 1 April

If you’re planning a session for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, to be held 8–11 January, please visit the MLA Web site to access forms for submitting program copy and for proposing sessions. The deadline for all forms is 1 April. Special-session proposals and nonguaranteed-session proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee… Read more »

Help Shape Cultural Excursions for the 2015 Convention

Are you interested in participating in MLA-sponsored excursions during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? If so, let us know which of these categories of excursions would appeal to you: art galleries or museums, libraries, science or natural history museums, food and wine tastings, architecture tours. Post your preferences by using the Leave a… Read more »

PMLA Special Topic: Literature in the World

MLA members are invited to submit essays on literature in a diverse and multilingual world for a special issue of PMLA. The issue will seek to provide a critical reflection on the diversity of both dominant and less-taught languages and of their spheres of use, to engage with the vernacular and the indigenous as critical… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches to Teaching Volume

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn and Mary K. Hol­land; Approaches to Teaching Emerson’s Essays and Other Works, edited by Mark C. Long and Sean Ross Meehan; and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty, edited by Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger, are… Read more »

The Digital Ælfric Awarded CSE Seal

On 3 March 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Digital Ælfric, edited by Aaron Kleist. The volume will be published by Scholarly Digital Editions, Boydell and Brewer. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial projects, offers advice and consultation to editors on… Read more »

Competing for 2014 Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize, which has a 1 March deadline, there are seven annual and sixteen biennial MLA prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres… Read more »

Spring Newsletter Now Online

Members can now read the Spring Newsletter for election results, winners of MLA prizes, Margaret W. Ferguson’s president’s column on humanities education as a public—and common—good, and Rosemary G. Feal’s editor’s column on controversies at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention. To comment on the columns, visit the From the President and From the Executive Director blogs.

2015 Presidential Theme: Negotiating Sites of Memory

Margaret Ferguson, the 2014 MLA president, has chosen Negotiating Sites of Memory as the presidential theme of the 2015 convention, which will be held in Vancouver. The theme invites MLA members to think expansively about sites of memory that are important to their work as scholars, teachers, students, and members of an association that negotiates on behalf of… Read more »

Joint Bulletin on Contingent Faculty Issues Now Available

A special joint issue of the ADE Bulletin and the ADFL Bulletin on contingent faculty has been posted on the ADE and ADFL Web sites. An initiative of the MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession, the joint bulletin brings together data, analysis, and firsthand experience to reflect on the current state of contingent labor… Read more »

Revised Draft of MLA Forums Now Open to Comments

The Working Group for the Revision of the MLA Divisions and Discussion Groups has completed a new draft of the proposal in response to nearly 1,000 member comments on MLA Commons. Members are invited to comment on the revised draft by 1 February 2014. This latest draft includes brief explanatory comments and specific questions about certain groups…. Read more »