Posts Categorized: New Online

MLA Denounces Executive Order on Immigration

A new statement by the Executive Council denounces the 27 January executive order that temporarily bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, suspends all refugee admissions, and indefinitely bars the entry of Syrian refugees. The order has thrown lives into turmoil, undermined cultural exchange and academic freedom, and threatened core principles… Read more »

MLA Issues Statement on Watch Lists

The Executive Council of the MLA has issued a statement condemning watch lists and blacklists, such as Canary Mission and Professor Watchlist, which “create opportunities for harassment and intimidation of those they name. By encouraging silence, they deprive scholars of academic freedom.” The statement reaffirms the MLA’s commitment to upholding “the rights of all its… Read more »

2016 Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 MLA publication prize competitions. The publication prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on 7 January at the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

MLA Issues Postelection Statement

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the MLA Executive Council has issued a statement reaffirming “in the strongest terms possible its commitment to free inquiry and academic freedom for all, unimpeded by acts of prejudice and hate.” Asserting the need to support those who are vulnerable, the statement recognizes… Read more »

Vote in 2016 MLA Elections

If you are a current member, you can now vote for second vice president, Executive Council members, Delegate Assembly members, and members of the convention forum executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Saturday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system before you finish voting, your… Read more »

Humanities CORE Receives NEH Grant

The MLA and the Columbia University Libraries have been awarded a $300,000 NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant to contribute to the development of Humanities CORE, the social interdisciplinary repository for the humanities. The grant will support significant improvements to ease of use, integration with institutional repositories and other scholarly communication services, and collection of data… Read more »

Results of 2016 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2016 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 1 June. Members ratified the 2016 Delegate Assembly’s approval of six constitutional amendments to article 10, which deals with the composition and election of the assembly. Support for the amendments ranged from 89% to 95% of the members who voted in that section of… Read more »

New Digital Pedagogy Essays Available for Open Review

The editors of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, invite you to participate in the open peer-review process of the anthology’s fourth set of curated keywords by 1 July 2016. Each entry in the collection focuses on a keyword in the practice of digital pegagogy (ranging… Read more »

Final Program for the 2016 International Symposium Available

The final program for the first MLA International Symposium is now available on the symposium Web site. The program is composed of sixty-eight panels, roundtables, and plenaries organized around the theme Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations. It features presentations in English, French, German, and Spanish and includes participants from over thirty countries across North and South America, Europe,… Read more »

Executive Director Search Begun

Following Rosemary G. Feal’s announcement that she plans to step down as executive director of the MLA in summer 2017, the Executive Council has appointed a search committee and retained a search firm to find her successor. The nine-member search committee, representing MLA members’ diverse fields and forms of employment, is working with the search… Read more »