Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Travel Grants for the 2018 MLA Convention

The MLA offers $400 grants to help cover expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in New York from 4 to 7 January 2018. Non-tenure-track and unemployed members, as well as members living abroad who were members during the previous year may apply for financial assistance. Graduate students who join the MLA… 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 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York, 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… Read more »

Nominations for the 2018 Forum Executive Committee Elections

When the executive committees of the MLA’s forums meet during the January 2018 convention in New York, they will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in fall 2018. Though the executive committees are responsible for making nominations, each committee is required to nominate at least one… Read more »

Membership Suggestions for 2018 Forum Delegate Elections

Representatives of the MLA’s forums in the Delegate Assembly are now elected by the members who have primary affiliations with the forums that have open seats to fill. Fifty-three forums will hold delegate elections in the fall of 2018; the executive committees of these forums will take up the matter of nominations when they meet… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching Wharton

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at… Read more »

MLA Receives Grant for Humanities Commons

The MLA has received a generous $309,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue its work on Humanities Commons. With support from the Mellon Foundation, the MLA will engage in a nine-month process of sustainability planning and governance-model development. In the course of the project, the MLA will bring together its existing society… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching the Works of C. P. Cavafy

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of C. P. Cavafy, edited by Peter Jeffreys and Demetres Tryphonopoulos, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an… Read more »

2017 Ratification Ballot Awaits Members’ Attention

Final adoption of the constitutional amendments and the resolutions approved by the Delegate Assembly at its January 2017 meeting depends on the vote of the membership. The online ratification ballot will be available at the MLA Web site for only two more weeks. All members in good standing as of 17 April who were also members… Read more »

1 April Deadline for MLA Bibliography Fellowship Applications

The deadline to apply for a three-year field-bibliography fellowship from the MLA International Bibliography is approaching! MLA field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit citations and indexing information for the bibliography. Open to all MLA members, the 2017 fellowships will run from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. The MLA provides materials and training and waives… Read more »

Comment on Two Delegate Assembly Resolutions

At its meeting on 7 January 2017 in Philadelphia, the Delegate Assembly approved two resolutions that the Executive Council has forwarded to the membership for a ratification vote. Before the vote is conducted, MLA members are invited to comment on the resolutions on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 17 April…. Read more »