Posts Categorized: Feature

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 »

Upcoming MLA Prize Competitions

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. There are eleven awards with a 1 May deadline, including the MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project and the MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Information on all of the MLA… Read more »

Two Volumes in Development on MLA Commons

The MLA’s office of scholarly communication is exploring a new mode of book development using the MLA Commons platform and is excited to announce two new volumes in progress: Teaching Modern British and American Satire, edited by Evan Davis and Nicholas D. Nace, is in development in the MLA Options for Teaching series. Visit the group Teaching Modern British and American… Read more »

Grant Awarded for the Development of Humanities CORE

The MLA and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $60,000 start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin development of Humanities Commons Open Repository Exchange, or Humanities CORE. Humanities CORE will connect a library-quality repository for sharing, discovering,… Read more »