Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Agenda for the 2015 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Basic information about the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 10 January, during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver (session 530), has been posted at the Web site. So that association members may engage with the issues to be discussed at the Delegate Assembly meeting, meeting documents… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches to Teaching Volume

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Lu Xun, edited by Christopher Lupke and Alexa Huang, 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… Read more »

Membership Suggestions for the 2015 Executive Committee Elections

At their meetings during the upcoming convention, the executive committees of the MLA’s current divisions and discussion groups (which will become forums in 2016) will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in the fall of 2015. Each executive committee must place at least two names in… Read more »

Discover MLA Bibliography Tutorials

Looking for resources for teaching research? The MLA’s video tutorial series on using the MLA Bibliography offers tips on searching, introductions to the bibliography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and a new tutorial, “Researching Film, Television, and Radio in the MLA International Bibliography.” The new video offers basic and advanced search strategies for researching… Read more »

Member Discounts for Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will again partner with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), giving MLA members the opportunity to register for the institute’s digital humanities courses at a discounted rate. The DHSI will take place in June 2015 at the University of Victoria, and participants may choose to attend one, two,… Read more »

CSE Seal Awarded to Two New Editions

On 5 September 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to two new editions: Henry James, The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1878–1880, volume 2, edited by Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press; and Joseph Conrad, Victory, An Island Tale, edited… Read more »

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation

As the letter of recommendation season begins for faculty members and graduate students in MLA fields, don’t forget that the MLA has a new set of guidelines for writers, readers, and requesters of letters of recommendation. Faculty members can refer to the document if they want to explain why they are keeping their letters short and not… Read more »

Travel Grants for 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 Vancouver from 8 to 11 January 2015. To find out if you are eligible to receive a… Read more »

50% Off Sale Ends 31 August

The sale on cloth titles in the MLA bookstore will end on 31 August. All hardcover titles, excluding the Variorum series, are available at a 50% discount. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Please note that the 25% member discount cannot be used on sale titles.

1 October 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 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, 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 »