Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

MLA Partnership with Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The MLA is pleased to announce that it will cosponsor the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), which will be held 2–6 June at the University of Victoria. DHSI will offer twenty-eight courses and will include a five-day training workshop, morning colloquiums, lunchtime “unconferences,” birds-of-a-feather sessions, and keynote lectures by Aimée Morrison (Univ. of Waterloo), Alex Gil (Columbia Univ.),… Read more »

Competing for 2014 Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize, which has a 1 March deadline, there are seven annual and sixteen biennial MLA prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres… Read more »

Edition of Henry James Letters Awarded CSE Seal

On 30 January 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1878 –1880, volume 1, edited by Greg W. Zacharias and Pierre A. Walker. The volume will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing… Read more »

Language and Area Studies Survey

The National Council of Area Studies Associations is conducting a survey. The survey aims to gather data on foreign language and area studies specialists and students in order to assess the state of the field and to inform policies on language and area studies training in the United States. The survey, which takes approximately ten… Read more »

Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund is accepting applications for fellowships to support temporary academic positions for scholars whose lives or work are endangered. Awards are disbursed through academic institutions that host scholars and that, in most cases, provide additional assistance. To learn more about applying for a fellowship, nominating a scholar, or… Read more »

Join Humanities Advocates in Washington

MLA members are invited to participate in the National Humanities Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day, cosponsored by the MLA, on 10–11 March 2014 in Washington, DC. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other humanities advocates from around the country and to communicate the value of the humanities to members of Congress… Read more »

Make Your Executive Committee Suggestions Now

This year’s elections may be over, but there is still time for members to make suggestions for the division and discussion group executive committee elections to be held in 2014. Serving on an executive committee is an excellent way for members to become more involved in association activities, to create exciting programming for the annual… Read more »

Tender Buttons Edition Receives CSE Seal

On 2 December 2013, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to Tender Buttons: The Corrected Centennial Edition, by Gertrude Stein, edited by Seth Perlow, with an afterword by Juliana Spahr. The volume will be published by City Lights Books. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and… Read more »

Explore the Opportunities Afforded by Executive Committee Service

Have you ever wondered how to become more involved in association activities? Would you like to expand field boundaries by creating programming for the annual convention? Do you have ideas for developing MLA Commons as a tool for scholarly and professional collaboration? If so, please consider serving on a division or discussion group executive committee…. Read more »

Voice Your Support for the NEH

The House Appropriations Committee is about to consider a proposed forty-nine percent cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. The MLA and the National Humanities Alliance encourage you to contact your elected representatives to express support for the NEH and its important work on behalf of the humanities.