Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

New MLA Publication Prize

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the inaugural Modern Language Association Prize in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Established in 2012, the prize is awarded to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages…. Read more »

MLA Receives Planning Grant for Next Phase of MLA Commons

The MLA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $40,500 planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to begin the second phase of development of the association’s scholarly communication platform, MLA Commons. With support from the Mellon Foundation, the MLA will lead in the creation of Humanities Commons, a federated network… Read more »

PMLA Special Topic: Literature in the World

The PMLA Editorial Board invites essays on literature in a diverse and multilingual world. The special 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 categories, and to consider conceptual or… Read more »

Support the NEH and Other Federal Programs

In September the House Appropriations Committee will consider significant cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other programs valued by MLA members. As Congress continues to shape the federal budget for fiscal year 2014, we encourage you to monitor the funding of humanities programs and institutions at the National… Read more »

Suggesting Nominees for the 2014 Division and Discussion Group Elections

When the executive committees of the MLA’s divisions and discussion groups meet during the January 2014 convention in Chicago, they will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in fall 2014. Though the executive committees are responsible for making nominations, they are required to nominate at least… Read more »

Competing for 2013 Publication Prize in Italian Literary Studies

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors to compete for the association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. The prize, which has a 1 August deadline, is open to manuscripts that have been accepted for publication by not-for-profit presses that are members of the Association of… Read more »

Edition of Sarah Robinson Scott Letters Receives CSE Seal

On 3 June 2013, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Letters of Sarah Scott, edited by Nicole Pohl, to be published by Pickering and Chatto. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial projects, offers advice and consultation to editors on request, honors excellence in editing by awarding… Read more »

Last Call for the 2013 ADE and ADFL Summer Seminars

In the next few days hotel reservations will close for the 2013 ADE Summer Seminar, 27–30 June, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the cutoff dates for guaranteed hotel reservations have passed for the joint ADE-ADFL seminar, 6–9 June, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and for the ADFL Summer Seminar, 18–21 June, in Houston, Texas, hotels for those seminars will try to… Read more »

Create a Blog on MLA Commons

Over seventy sites have been created on MLA Commons, from informal blogs to open-access publications using CommentPress to the new site from the MLA International Bibliography. If you’d like to start a blog on the Commons, you’ll find posts on creating a site, using CommentPress, and much more in the Welcome Group. We will be featuring… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

Are you interested in contributing to an MLA volume? You are invited to submit essay proposals for the Options for Teaching volume Teaching Latino/a Literature, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, and to answer a survey and submit essay proposals for Approaches to Teaching Hugo’s Les Misérables, edited by Michal P. Ginsburg and Bradley Stephens. Essay… Read more »