Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Comment on a Proposed Delegate Assembly Resolution

A resolution has been proposed for consideration by the 2020 Delegate Assembly. Members are invited to share their thoughts on both the wording and the substance of the resolution with the members of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee and the Executive Council. Comments on the resolution will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 15 October…. Read more »

MLA Members Receive NCTE Leadership Awards

The Modern Language Association congratulates two MLA members who are among the winners of the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of literacy, to the field of education, or to the NCTE. James R. Squire Award Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University This award is… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The volume Approaches to Teaching Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, edited by Lynn Domina, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Stoker’s Dracula

The volume Approaches to Teaching Stoker’s Dracula, edited by William Thomas McBride, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at the end… Read more »

Founders of Cave Canem Receive Phyllis Franklin Award

The seventh Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the Humanities will be presented to Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, cofounders of Cave Canem, at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. MLA President Simon Gikandi will present the award during the MLA Awards Ceremony on 11 January 2020 in recognition of Cave Canem, a national… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume on English Departments outside the Anglosphere

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, The Global English Department, edited by Ashley Squires and Myles Chilton. This volume will explore the structure and role of English departments outside the Anglosphere and will address issues such as identity, disciplinarity, curricula, and pedagogy. Proposals must be submitted to… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development on “lost and found” texts in composition and rhetoric, to be edited by Deborah H. Holdstein. Essays will identify valuable works of scholarship that have been ignored, elided, or forgotten and will discuss the value of making these texts present and… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet

The volume Approaches to Teaching Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, edited by Paulo de Medeiros and Jerónimo Pizarro, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an… Read more »

Major Changes in the MLA’s Resolution Process

The recent ratification of constitutional amendments affecting the association’s resolution process has brought the following major changes, which are intended to increase the effectiveness of resolutions as tools for public advocacy and to provide additional opportunities for member input: the submission deadline is now 1 September, one hundred supporting signatures from current members are required… Read more »

Important News about the MLA Job List

Changes are coming to MLA Job Information List (soon to be the MLA Job List) this summer. We’re working to make a new, streamlined site that will make it easier for job seekers to find jobs and for employers to post jobs. The new site will also feature a wider range of jobs, to reflect… Read more »