Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

The New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge

The MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS) is sponsoring the third NVS Digital Challenge to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. The MLA is making available the XML files and schema for two volumes, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, under a Creative… Read more »

New Name for MLA Convention Program

The Program for the MLA Annual Convention, which has been published as the November issue of PMLA, will become the September issue starting this year. It will mail to members at the end of this month and be available as a downloadable PDF. You can search or browse online session listings now on the MLA… Read more »

Provide Feedback about ORCID

ORCID, which provides authors with unique identifiers to distinguish their scholarship, is seeking feedback from MLA members about their knowledge and use of ORCID. To contribute, please take this brief survey.

Suggesting Nominees for the 2016 Forum Executive Committee Elections

When the executive committees of the MLA’s forums meet during the January 2016 convention in Austin, they will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in fall 2016. Though the executive committees are responsible for making nominations, they are required to nominate at least one candidate who… Read more »

Travel Grants for 2016 MLA Convention

The MLA offers financial assistance to eligible non-tenure-track and unemployed members, regular and life members residing abroad, and graduate student members. The $400 grants partially reimburse expenses for travel to the MLA convention, which will be held in Austin from 7 to 10 January 2016. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »

Voice Your Opposition to Cuts in Funding for International Education

The MLA hopes that you will join in the effort to oppose proposed cuts to two vital international education programs: Title VI and Fulbright-Hays. The Senate has proposed slashing $25 million (35%) from the programs, and the cut has already passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. Cutting these programs would hinder students’ pursuit of deep expertise… Read more »

Submitting Delegate Assembly Proposals

Motions and regular resolutions that the Delegate Assembly will consider at its next meeting, which will take place during the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin, 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 several… Read more »

Deadline Approaching for MLA Symposium Proposals

Interested in participating in the MLA’s first conference outside the United States and Canada? Don’t miss the 15 September deadline for proposals for Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, an MLA symposium to be held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 25 June 2016. Organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Heine University, the symposium will open with… Read more »