Posts Categorized: Feature

Discover MLA Bibliography Tutorials

Looking for resources for teaching research? The MLA’s video tutorial series on using the MLA Bibliography offers tips on searching, introductions to the bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and a new tutorial, “Researching Film, Television, and Radio in the MLA International Bibliography.” The new video offers basic and advanced search strategies for researching… Read more »

Essays on the Vulnerability of Language Published in Profession

Continuing a yearlong series, four presentations from the 2014 convention session “The Politics of Language in Vulnerable Times” have now been published in Profession, the MLA’s journal devoted to the fields of modern languages and literatures as a profession. Featuring contributions by Suresh Canagarajah; Mary Louise Pratt; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and Guadalupe Valdés, Luis Poza, and… Read more »

Petition Candidates for Second Vice President and Executive Council

In accordance with the provisions of the MLA constitution, members have petitioned to add one second vice president candidate and three Executive Council candidates to the 2014 election ballot. An updated election announcement has now been posted at the Web site. Voting will open during the third full week of October and will close at midnight… Read more »

Member Discounts for Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will again partner with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), giving MLA members the opportunity to register for the institute’s digital humanities courses at a discounted rate. The DHSI will take place in June 2015 at the University of Victoria, and participants may choose to attend one, two,… Read more »

2015 Convention Program Now Available

Thinking about attending the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver? Get a preview of all the sessions in the online Program. Find sessions by participant, subject, meeting time, or keyword or browse sessions related to the presidential theme, Negotiating Sites of Memory. If you are a participant, you can annotate your session listing with links… Read more »

Fall Newsletter Online

The special Fall convention issue of the MLA Newsletter is now available to members. The issue features information on the presidential theme, tips for graduate students, highlights of what’s new about the 2015 convention, suggestions for things to do in Vancouver, and much more.

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the MLA Executive Council forwarded three proposals for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The council proposed amendments to allow the implementation of the new forum structure that will replace the current division and discussion group convention structure; to eliminate references to printed matter, including a printed directory,… Read more »

Cultural Excursions in Vancouver

If you’re attending the 2015 convention in Vancouver, consider exploring the city on a cultural excursion arranged by the MLA. This year’s excursions offer attendees insider tours of Granville Island and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Bill Reid Gallery… Read more »

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation

As the letter of recommendation season begins for faculty members and graduate students in MLA fields, don’t forget that the MLA has a new set of guidelines for writers, readers, and requesters of letters of recommendation. Faculty members can refer to the document if they want to explain why they are keeping their letters short and not… Read more »

Travel Grants for MLA Convention

The MLA offers financial assistance to eligible non-tenure-track and unemployed members, regular and life members residing abroad, and graduate student members. The $400 grants partially reimburse expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »