Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

MLA Members Receive 2017 NEH Awards

Congratulations to the twenty-two MLA members among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities awards announced in December 2017. The projects recognized include a study of collaborative authorship in early African American and Native American literature, the revitalization of a database on eighteenth-century theater and popular culture in London, an oral history program for… Read more »

Honoring MLA Bibliography Fellows

The MLA International Bibliography congratulates the 2017 Fellowship Award recipients: Joshua E. Finnell, head of research and instruction, associate professor, Colgate​ University Marla Harris, independent scholar Michael F. Winter, humanities librarian, University of California, Davis The fellows, who have contributed to the bibliography from 2014 to 2017, will be awarded a certificate of accomplishment and a check… Read more »

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

In February 2018 the Executive Council will make appointments to sixteen standing committees of the association. These committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page through 7 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 »

Help Feed Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

If you want to help students in Puerto Rico who have been affected by the recent hurricane, Ricia Chansky, an MLA member, encourages you to send food donations to Come Colegial, a group feeding over 1,100 students at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Come Colegial welcomes donations of all nonperishable food items, including rice,… Read more »

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 »