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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.

New Presidential Forum Essays Published in Profession

As part of a yearlong series, presentations from the 2014 convention session “Trauma, Memory, Vulnerability” have now been published in Profession, the MLA’s journal devoted to the fields of modern languages and literatures as a profession. Featuring an introduction by Susan Rubin Suleiman and essays by Andreas A. Huyssen, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, María José Contreras… Read more »

New ADE Report on Assessment

The recently published report of the ADE Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment offers concrete suggestions for implementing a useful and streamlined assessment program in postsecondary departments of English. The report recommends that departments focus on a limited number of clearly defined outcomes and proposes an inquiry-based approach whereby departments seek to answer well-formed questions about… 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.

2014 Presidential Forum Published in Profession

Presentations from the Presidential Forum at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention have now been published in Profession. Focused on the theme “Vulnerable Times,” the essays by Ariella Azoulay, Judith Butler, David L. Eng, Rob Nixon, and Diana Taylor acknowledge vulnerabilities (environmental, political, economic) and assert the possibility for resistance that stems from them. As Marianne… Read more »

Spring Newsletter Now Online

Members can now read the Spring Newsletter for election results, winners of MLA prizes, Margaret W. Ferguson’s president’s column on humanities education as a public—and common—good, and Rosemary G. Feal’s editor’s column on controversies at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention. To comment on the columns, visit the From the President and From the Executive Director blogs.

Profession E-Book

The 2013 issue of Profession is now available for free in e-reader formats on the MLA Web site. The issue features regular submissions, presentations from the 2013 Presidential Forum, a section from the Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada, and an editor’s column by Rosemary G. Feal…. Read more »

Joint Bulletin on Contingent Faculty Issues Now Available

A special joint issue of the ADE Bulletin and the ADFL Bulletin on contingent faculty has been posted on the ADE and ADFL Web sites. An initiative of the MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession, the joint bulletin brings together data, analysis, and firsthand experience to reflect on the current state of contingent labor… Read more »

Four New Profession Essays Now Online

Four new essays have now been published on the Profession site. Examining departmental boundaries, university governance, what accommodation means in the academic workplace, and how PhD programs fit into the new knowledge economy, these essays challenge existing models to ask, What’s next? All Profession essays are publicly available; to comment, log in to MLA Commons with… Read more »

New Essays Added to the Open-Access Profession Site

Five essays from the Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada have been added to Profession, the association’s online open-access journal. This special section addresses the data presented in the MLA report Data on Humanities Doctorate Recipients and Faculty Members by Race and Ethnicity and, in the words… Read more »