Posts Categorized: Feature

Vote by 10 December

Less than one month remains for 2013 members to cast their votes on two ballots: the election ballot, which presents the contests for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees, and the ratification ballot, which covers the constitutional amendment and the two resolutions that the… Read more »

Explore the Opportunities Afforded by Executive Committee Service

Have you ever wondered how to become more involved in association activities? Would you like to expand field boundaries by creating programming for the annual convention? Do you have ideas for developing MLA Commons as a tool for scholarly and professional collaboration? If so, please consider serving on a division or discussion group executive committee…. Read more »

Deadline to Comment on MLA Groups Proposal

The deadline to add your comments to the draft proposal for a new MLA groups structure is 20 November. Member feedback is invaluable for the working group that created the draft, for the Program Committee, and for the Executive Council. Log in to help shape the revised proposal that will be presented for further debate at… Read more »

Winter Newsletter Published

The Winter 2013 MLA Newsletter, now online, features a joint column from President Marianne Hirsch and First Vice President Margaret Ferguson about the discussion of MLA group structure, Rosemary G. Feal’s editor’s column about her alt-ac experience, a report on the 2012–13 MLA Job Information List, a profile of the incoming director of the Association… Read more »

Report on the 2012–13 Job Information List

A report on the jobs advertised in the 2012–13 MLA Job Information List (JIL) is now available on the MLA Web site. After inching higher each of the past two years, the number of jobs advertised in the JIL fell by 93 (7.5%) in the English edition and by 26 (2.3%) in foreign language edition… Read more »

New Member Benefit from JSTOR

MLA members can now subscribe to JPASS, a new JSTOR access plan for individuals, for $99 a year (a 50% discount on the listed rate). JPASS, for scholars who work outside the academy or whose institution does not subscribe to JSTOR, provides access to more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the… Read more »

Reminder to Comment on MLA Groups Discussion

The draft proposal for a new MLA group structure has already received over four hundred comments, which have provided important feedback for the working group that created the draft, for the Program Committee, and for the Executive Council. Many groups, however, have received few comments. If you haven’t already weighed in on the draft, we… Read more »

1 November Deadline for Convention Travel Grants

The MLA offers financial assistance to eligible non-tenure-track and unemployed members, regular and life members residing abroad, and graduate student members. The $300 grants partially reimburse expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Chicago from 9 to 12 January 2014. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »

Comment on Two Delegate Assembly Resolutions

At its meeting on 5 January 2013 in Boston, the Delegate Assembly approved two resolutions that are subject to ratification by the MLA membership. Before the ratification vote is conducted, 2013 MLA members are invited to comment on the resolutions on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 15 October.

Convention Registration Open for MLA Members

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2014 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Chicago on 9–12 January 2014. Members will save $30 by registering by 2 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection… Read more »