Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Herbert Lindenberger, Former President of the MLA, 1929–2018

The MLA is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Herbert Lindenberger, who served as president of the MLA in 1997. An accomplished teacher and scholar, Lindenberger published on a variety of topics, including historical drama, opera, critical theory, aesthetics, and the Holocaust. Before founding Stanford University’s comparative literature program in 1969, he taught at… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the Executive Council forwarded a proposal for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendments clarify the scope and force of resolutions and motions and make changes to the association’s resolutions process. The next step in the amendment process is for the Delegate Assembly to consider the proposed… Read more »

Travel Grants for the 2019 MLA Convention

The MLA offers $400 grants to help cover expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Chicago from 3 to 6 January 2019. Non-tenure-track members, unemployed members, and members living abroad who were members during the previous year may apply for financial assistance. Graduate students who join the MLA by 30 November… Read more »

Free Dossier Account Available through the JIL and Interfolio

Job seekers can now create a free Interfolio Dossier account and apply for positions directly from advertisements in the MLA Job Information List (JIL). You can send application materials, including writing samples and letters of recommendation, through your Dossier account, at no cost to advertisers who use the Interfolio Faculty Search management platform. MLA members can activate their free Dossier account by… 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 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, 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 to… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Teaching Literature and Writing in Prisons, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy and Patrick Elliot Alexander. The essays in this volume seek to examine the teaching practices that animate literary learning communities in contemporary prisons in the United States. The editors invite… Read more »

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 »

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 »