Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Encourage Your Representatives to Support the Humanities

The National Humanities Alliance asks MLA members to encourage their representatives in Congress to sign letters to preserve funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). By signing House and Senate “Dear Colleague” letters, your representatives can demonstrate their support for the NEH to congressional appropriations committees. The deadline for representatives to sign the… Read more »

PMLA Special Topic: Literature in the World

MLA members are invited to submit essays on literature in a diverse and multilingual world for a special issue of PMLA. The issue will seek to provide a critical reflection on the diversity of both dominant and less-taught languages and of their spheres of use, to engage with the vernacular and the indigenous as critical… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches to Teaching Volume

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn and Mary K. Hol­land; Approaches to Teaching Emerson’s Essays and Other Works, edited by Mark C. Long and Sean Ross Meehan; and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty, edited by Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger, are… Read more »

The Digital Ælfric Awarded CSE Seal

On 3 March 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Digital Ælfric, edited by Aaron Kleist. The volume will be published by Scholarly Digital Editions, Boydell and Brewer. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial projects, offers advice and consultation to editors on… Read more »

MLA Partnership with Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will cosponsor the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), which will be held 2–6 June at the University of Victoria. DHSI will offer twenty-eight courses and will include a five-day training workshop, morning colloquiums, lunchtime “unconferences,” birds-of-a-feather sessions, and keynote lectures by Aimée Morrison (Univ. of Waterloo), Alex Gil (Columbia Univ.),… Read more »

Competing for 2014 Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize, which has a 1 March deadline, there are seven annual and sixteen biennial MLA prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres… Read more »

Edition of Henry James Letters Awarded CSE Seal

On 30 January 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1878 –1880, volume 1, edited by Greg W. Zacharias and Pierre A. Walker. The volume will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing… Read more »

Language and Area Studies Survey

The National Council of Area Studies Associations is conducting a survey. The survey aims to gather data on foreign language and area studies specialists and students in order to assess the state of the field and to inform policies on language and area studies training in the United States. The survey, which takes approximately ten… Read more »

Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund is accepting applications for fellowships to support temporary academic positions for scholars whose lives or work are endangered. Awards are disbursed through academic institutions that host scholars and that, in most cases, provide additional assistance. To learn more about applying for a fellowship, nominating a scholar, or… Read more »