Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

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 »

Suggestions Sought for ACLS Humanities E-book

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is seeking suggestions from MLA members for titles to add to ACLS Humanities E-book, an online collection of approximately 4,000 titles from many disciplines. Of particular interest are titles in LGBTQ studies, communications, film and media studies, non-Western languages and literatures, gender studies, race and ethnic studies, animal studies, and age… Read more »

Oppose Proposed Cuts to the NEH

The House Appropriations Committee is proposing reducing funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, lowering its budget by $8 million compared to 2014. To voice your opposition to this cut, please use the form on the National Humanities Alliance Web site to send a message to your elected officials.

1 September Deadline for NVS Digital Challenge

The deadline for submitting projects for the second NVS Digital Challenge has been extended to 1 September 2014. The challenge, sponsored by the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS), seeks to find the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained in one of the NVS editions. This year the… Read more »

2014 Membership Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline to join the association for the 2014 membership year has been extended from 30 June to 31 July. If you join or renew by 31 July, you will be able to vote in the 2014 elections this fall. You will also be able to register early—at discounted rates—for the 2015 convention in Vancouver…. Read more »

MLA Bookstore: New Titles and Summer Sale

Several new titles are now available in the MLA bookstore, including Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works, the second edition of Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and the latest volumes in the MLA’s Texts and Translations series, Mikhail Bulgakov’s Don Quixote (translation) and Don Kikhot (text). Members receive a 20% discount on all… Read more »

Provide Feedback on Draft of Information-Literacy Document

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites MLA members to review the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and provide feedback on the draft by 15 July. The document is the work of a task force appointed to significantly revise the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, first adopted… Read more »

New on MLA Commons: “On Mentoring Graduate Students of Color”

Members of the Committee on the Literatures of People of Color recently launched a new blog on MLA Commons. In the first post, “On Mentoring Graduate Students of Color,” the former committee members Marissa K. Lopez and Daniel Heath Justice discuss the site’s development and introduce two documents on mentorship. The site also features resources… Read more »

Competing for 2014 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 »

Deadline for 2014 Membership Enrollment

The 2014 MLA membership enrollment period will come to a close on 30 June 2014. Members who have not yet renewed for 2014 can log in to renew their association membership. Nonmembers can join the association for 2014, and former members can reinstate their membership. If you become a member by 30 June, you will be able to register early for… Read more »