Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

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.

New Member Benefit from JSTOR

MLA members can now subscribe to JPASS, a new JSTOR access plan for individuals, for $99 a year (a 50% discount on the listed rate). JPASS, for scholars who work outside the academy or whose institution does not subscribe to JSTOR, provides access to more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the… Read more »

Invitation to Online Forum on Literacy Competency Standards

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites MLA members to attend one of three open online forums on revising its Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. An ACRL task force is now working on a new approach that underscores the need for faculty members and librarians to collaborate on information-literacy education that… Read more »

Roundtable on the MLA and the Humanities at Columbia University

The Columbia University Maison Française will hold a roundtable discussion, “The Humanities and the MLA Today,” on Monday, 21 October, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Gallery, Buell Hall, on the Columbia campus. Participating in the roundtable will be Marianne Hirsch, 2013 MLA president; Mary Louise Pratt, former MLA president; Simon Gikandi, PMLA editor; Pierre Force, dean of… Read more »