Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Suggest Candidates for PMLA Editor by 15 July

The term of the current editor of PMLA, Simon Gikandi, ends in June 2016, and MLA members are invited to suggest candidates to serve as the next editor of the journal. The Executive Council subcommittee leading the search is seeking candidates who possess a wide range of intellectual interests, including a commitment to a variety… Read more »

Connected Academics Invites Applications for Proseminar in New York

During the 2015–16 academic year the MLA’s Connected Academics project will offer twenty language and literature doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients in the New York City area an opportunity to participate in a proseminar dedicated to exploring multiple career options. Participants will learn how to use their teaching and research experience in a wide… Read more »

Participate in a Survey about Korean Literature

The MLA Publications Committee seeks to develop several new titles in Korean for the MLA Texts and Translations series and has appointed an editorial board of specialists in Korean for 2014–17. If you teach Korean texts or translations, the board would like your feedback about the materials you use. We hope you’ll take a few… Read more »

Competing for 2015 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 June 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 »

Suggestions Invited for PMLA Editor

MLA members are invited to suggest candidates to serve as editor of PMLA. The term of the current editor, Simon Gikandi, ends in June 2016. The Executive Council subcommittee leading the search is seeking candidates who possess A wide range of intellectual interests, including a commitment to a variety of scholarly approaches and an understanding… Read more »

Virginia Reverses Course on Public Disclosure Requirements for Department Chairs

In December the MLA sent a letter to Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, to express concern about an executive order requiring certain faculty members at state universities to make public detailed statements of their economic interests. The MLA Executive Council affirmed the importance of public disclosure for “employees with independent budgetary and policy-making authority”… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Volume on Teaching Unamuno

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno, edited by Luis Alvarez-Castro, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. 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… Read more »

Nominations for Prize Committees

The Committee on Honors and Awards makes appointments to the prize selection committees every spring. Members who would like to suggest themselves or other members for appointment to particular prize committees may do so by 15 April by sending a message to awards@mla.org. The following information should be included: name of the committee, name of… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches to Teaching Volume

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Federico García Lorca, edited by José I. Badenes and Cecelia J. Cavanaugh, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about… Read more »

Participate in an MLA Survey about the Use of Trigger Warnings

The MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (CSWP) seeks feedback from MLA members on the use of trigger warnings—written warnings that alert students that material assigned in a course might be upsetting or offensive—at their institutions. Please take a brief survey, which is intended to gather information on broad trends in the… Read more »