Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

The MLA Partners with Ithaka S+R on Humanities Research Study

The MLA will be partnering with Ithaka S+R on its next Research Support Services program study to learn more about research needs in the disciplines of literature, cultural studies, and writing studies in the United States. We want to understand how you conduct your research so that we can better support your work. Beginning in… Read more »

Free Interfolio Dossier Account Available through the JIL

Job seekers can create a free Interfolio Dossier account and apply for positions directly from advertisements in the MLA Job Information List (JIL) starting 10 September; you can send application materials, including writing samples and letters of recommendation, at no cost to advertisers who use the Interfolio Faculty Search management platform. MLA members can activate… Read more »

Select Your Primary Forum Affiliations

Get the most out of your MLA membership by selecting up to five primary forum affiliations. Forums bring together MLA members with similar scholarly and professional interests. There are over 150 forums in nine categories for you to choose from, such as Francophone Literature, Digital Humanities, History and Theory of Composition, Visual Culture, Law and… Read more »

Nominations for the 2019 Forum Executive Committee Elections

When the executive committees of the MLA’s forums meet during the January 2019 convention in Chicago, they will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in fall 2019. Though the executive committees are responsible for making nominations, each committee is required to nominate at least one candidate… Read more »

MLA Members Receive August 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The Modern Language Association congratulates the seven MLA members who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants in August 2018. Their various projects include a seminar for higher education teachers on nineteenth-century western New York writers and a study of a 1970s African American women’s writing group. Public Scholar Program Devoney Looser, Arizona State… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new volume in development in the Options for Teaching series, Teaching 9/11 and Its Aftermaths, edited by Eden Osucha. This volume proposes to address the challenge of teaching students whose understanding of the events and their contexts and consequences has no basis in personal memory. The… Read more »

Results of 2018 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2018 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 1 June. Members ratified the 2018 Delegate Assembly’s approval of two constitutional amendments. One amendment changes the composition of the association’s board of trustees, provides for different term lengths, includes term limits, and eliminates references to restricted funds and budget accounts that no longer… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition, edited by Dorsey Armstrong, and Approaches to Teaching Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, edited by Michael R. Katz and Alexander Burry, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught the works these volumes address are encouraged to complete surveys about their teaching… Read more »

2018 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The Modern Language Association congratulates the 2018 MLA Bibliography fellows who will serve from 2018 to 2021. 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 cannot be indexed in the New York office. Each spring, five to ten… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Strategies and Perspectives on Social Justice Work, edited by Neal A. Lester. The essays in this volume will tease back the layers of what constitutes social justice theory and praxis and offer perspectives that reveal the many ways allies and supporters… Read more »