Posts Categorized: Feature

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

In February 2019 the Executive Council will make appointments to seventeen standing committees of the association. These committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page through 4 February, the deadline for making a suggestion. To suggest yourself or another member of the association for a committee, respond to the three… Read more »

Winners of New MLA Grant Programs Announced

The MLA launched two new grant programs in 2018 to promote innovative teaching projects and enhance career development opportunities for part-time faculty members. Both grants are funded by the MLA fund-raising campaign Paving the Way: For the Future. MLA Humanities Innovation Course Development Grant The winning projects include an undergraduate general education course that draws… Read more »

MLA Members Named National Humanities Center Residential Fellows

Among this year’s National Humanities Center Fellows are three members of the Modern Language Association. Each fellow will work on individual research and benefit from the center’s seminars, lectures, and resources. The MLA commends them for their contribution to humanistic scholarship. Hurford Family Fellowship Gretchen Murphy, University of Texas, Austin Field of study: English language… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Teaching and Studying Transnational Composition, edited by Christiane Donahue and Bruce Horner. Proposals must be submitted to the editors by 31 December 2018. You are also invited to submit essay proposals for a new volume in development in the Options for… Read more »

National Humanities Alliance Webinar: How to Build Relationships with Members of Congress

On 15 November at 3:30 p.m. EST, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is hosting a Between Two Bookshelves Webinar on how to build strong relationships with members of the new Congress. Among the panelists will be Leigh Whittaker, legislative assistant to Representative David Price (D-NC), and Kristen Adams, associate director of federal relations at Cornell… Read more »

MLA Members Awarded ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

The Modern Language Association congratulates the four MLA members who were awarded American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowships in 2018. Their various projects include a coauthored book on Transylvania’s geopolitics and a Web site and art exhibition on how power and privilege influence data science and visualization. Anca Parvulescu, Washington University in St…. Read more »

Herbert Lindenberger, Former President of the MLA, 1929–2018

The MLA is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Herbert Lindenberger, who served as president of the MLA in 1997. An accomplished teacher and scholar, Lindenberger published on a variety of topics, including historical drama, opera, critical theory, aesthetics, and the Holocaust. Before founding Stanford University’s comparative literature program in 1969, he taught at… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the Executive Council forwarded a proposal for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendments clarify the scope and force of resolutions and motions and make changes to the association’s resolutions process. The next step in the amendment process is for the Delegate Assembly to consider the proposed… Read more »

Travel Grants for the 2019 MLA Convention

The MLA offers $400 grants to help cover expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Chicago from 3 to 6 January 2019. Non-tenure-track members, unemployed members, and members living abroad who were members during the previous year may apply for financial assistance. Graduate students who join the MLA by 30 November… Read more »

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 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, 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 »