Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new volume in development in the Options for Teaching series, Teaching 9/11 and Its Aftermaths, edited by Eden Osucha. This volume proposes to address the challenge of teaching students whose understanding of the events and their contexts and consequences has no basis in personal memory. The… Read more »

Results of 2018 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2018 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 1 June. Members ratified the 2018 Delegate Assembly’s approval of two constitutional amendments. One amendment changes the composition of the association’s board of trustees, provides for different term lengths, includes term limits, and eliminates references to restricted funds and budget accounts that no longer… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition, edited by Dorsey Armstrong, and Approaches to Teaching Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, edited by Michael R. Katz and Alexander Burry, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught the works these volumes address are encouraged to complete surveys about their teaching… Read more »

2018 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The Modern Language Association congratulates the 2018 MLA Bibliography fellows who will serve from 2018 to 2021. The MLA International Bibliography staff members work with over one hundred field bibliographers, from all parts of the world, who cover subject areas, journals, and languages that cannot be indexed in the New York office. Each spring, five to ten… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Strategies and Perspectives on Social Justice Work, edited by Neal A. Lester. The essays in this volume will tease back the layers of what constitutes social justice theory and praxis and offer perspectives that reveal the many ways allies and supporters… Read more »

2018 MLA Elections

The Nominating Committee has arranged the 2018 elections for second vice president and the Executive Council, and the Elections Committee has arranged thirty-five contests for professional-issues and regional seats in the Delegate Assembly. Full election and candidate information will be available in the fall, with the election ballot.

2018 Ratification Ballot Awaits Members’ Attention

Final adoption of the constitutional amendments and the resolution approved by the Delegate Assembly at its January 2018 meeting depends on the vote of the membership. The online ratification ballot will be available at the MLA Web site only until the end of the month. All members in good standing as of 17 April who were… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching Homer’s Odyssey

The volume Approaches to Teaching Homer’s Odyssey, edited by Lillian E. Doherty, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at the end… Read more »

MLA Members Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Modern Language Association congratulates the five MLA members who were named 2018 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to literary criticism and literature. Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago Bill Brown, University of Chicago Simon E. Gikandi, Princeton University Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California Diana… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The Modern Language Association congratulates the nine MLA members who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants in April 2018. Their various projects include an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on war led by student veterans and a study on the literary cultural connections between the Philippines and Latin America. Dialogues on the Experience of War… Read more »