Posts Categorized: Feature

2014 Membership Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline to join the association for the 2014 membership year has been extended from 30 June to 31 July. If you join or renew by 31 July, you will be able to vote in the 2014 elections this fall. You will also be able to register early—at discounted rates—for the 2015 convention in Vancouver…. Read more »

MLA Bookstore: New Titles and Summer Sale

Several new titles are now available in the MLA bookstore, including Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works, the second edition of Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and the latest volumes in the MLA’s Texts and Translations series, Mikhail Bulgakov’s Don Quixote (translation) and Don Kikhot (text). Members receive a 20% discount on all… Read more »

New MLA Report on Doctoral Study

In a newly released report, the MLA’s Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature confronts challenges to the future of humanistic study and issues recommendations to help doctoral programs meet these challenges. Supported in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the task force drew on conversations with students,… Read more »

Contribute to MLA Volumes Now in Development

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, edited by Tarshia L. Stanley; Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy, second edition, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Kristina Olson; and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Amitav Ghosh, edited by Gaurav Desai and John Hawley, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching… Read more »

2014 MLA Bibliography Fellowships

The MLA is pleased to announce that the 2014 MLA Bibliography fellowships have been awarded to six scholars who will serve as bibliographer fellows from 2014 to 2017. The MLA International Bibliography staff members work with over one hundred field bibliographers, from all parts of the world, who cover subject areas, journals, and languages that… Read more »

New MLA Forum Structure

The MLA Executive Council has approved a proposal for a new division and discussion group structure starting with the 2016 convention. Developed in consultation with members, committees, and the Delegate Assembly, the new structure is the first revision to the intellectual structure of the association since 1974. Under the new structure, all divisions and discussion… Read more »

MLA Supports Net Neutrality

The MLA Executive Council has written to the Federal Communications Commission to voice the association’s support for free and open communications and the equal treatment of content on the Internet. On behalf of the membership, the council called on the FCC to protect this principle, known as “net neutrality,” by classifying broadband service as a… Read more »

Candidates for 2014 MLA Elections

The 2014 Nominating Committee has nominated Leslie A. Adelson, Christie A. McDonald, and Diana Taylor for second vice president of the MLA and Emily S. Apter, Theodore Joseph Cachey, Jr., Margaret Anne Cohen, Eric Hayot, Kathi Inman Berens, Vicky Unruh, and Nicole B. Wallack for the MLA Executive Council. The 2014 Elections Committee has arranged… Read more »

Summer Newsletter Now Online

The Summer Newsletter is now available to members on the MLA Web site. Included in the issue are the nominees for 2015 elections, information on new guidelines on letters of recommendation, Margaret W. Ferguson’s president’s column on the Common Core State Standards, and Rosemary G. Feal’s editor’s column about expanding career opportunities for PhDs.

Submissions Invited for Literary Studies in the Digital Age

The editors of Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (published by the MLA in 2013) invite your participation in expanding this living collection and charting new directions in the field of digital literary studies. Please visit http://mla.hcommons.org/groups/dls-anthology/announcements/ to read instructions on submitting an essay, to comment on the present volume, and to make suggestions for future… Read more »