Posts Categorized: Feature

Job Information List Opens

The MLA Job Information List database is now available for searching. Access to the database is free to all users. To search the list, users can log in with their MLA member credentials or create a nonmember log-in. The JIL database is updated weekly to make job listings available in a timely manner. Please visit the MLA Web site… Read more »

2015 Convention Registration Open for MLA Members

MLA members can now register and make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention, which will be held in Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. Members will save $30 by registering by 8 October. Nonmembers can join the association now to register at member rates—a savings of $90—and enjoy the best selection… Read more »

MLA Commons Group for 2015 Convention Attendees

Attending the MLA convention in Vancouver? Make the most of the convention by joining the 2015 MLA Convention group on MLA Commons. There, you can start discussions with other participants, read the latest convention-related blog posts, browse restaurant recommendations, post convention presentations, connect with members who may wish to share accommodations, and more. The Commons also features member-created… Read more »

1 October 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 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, 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 »

Discussion of Doctoral Study Report Continues

In an article in Inside Higher Ed, Russell Berman, former MLA president and lead author of the report of the Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature, weighs in on the continuing discussion about the report’s recommendations.  Berman writes, “Doctoral study in the humanities fields contributes to the quality of society, it… Read more »

MLA Joins in Issuing Net Neutrality Principles

The MLA has joined other higher education and library organizations to release a set of neutrality principles that they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect the openness of the Internet. “The Modern Language Association is committed to the principles of net neutrality that have long protected the… Read more »

1 September Deadline for NVS Digital Challenge

The deadline for submitting projects for the second NVS Digital Challenge has been extended to 1 September 2014. The challenge, sponsored by the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS), seeks to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. This year the… Read more »

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 »