Posts Categorized: New Online

Comment on a Delegate Assembly Resolution

At its meeting on 11 January 2014 in Chicago, the Delegate Assembly approved a resolution that the Executive Council has forwarded to the membership for a ratification vote. Before the vote is conducted, 2014 MLA members are invited to comment on the resolution on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 16… Read more »

New Tutorials on Searching the MLA Bibliography

To aid users with searching the database, the MLA International Bibliography regularly releases new video tutorials online. Recent additions to the series cover the differences in searching by subject and by keyword on the EBSCO and ProQuest platforms and the advantages of searching the bibliography over a library’s all-in-one search. Tutorials for the Gale Infotrac… Read more »

Profession Launches in New Format

Profession, the MLA’s journal of commentary and research on higher education and the fields of modern languages and literatures as a profession, is now publicly available on MLA Commons. The site, which will accept submissions on a rolling basis, has launched its new format with “Common Core Standards: Past, Present, Future,” a 2014 convention presentation… Read more »

A Message from Incoming MLA President Margaret W. Ferguson

In a new post on the From the President blog, Margaret W. Ferguson, 2014–15 MLA president, introduces herself and shares her thoughts on the association’s activities and goals. If you’re new to the association or want to catch up on some of its recent initiatives, we encourage you to visit the blog to learn more… Read more »

Deadline for Commenting on Revisions to Division and Discussion Group Structure

1 February is the deadline for commenting on a new draft of the proposal from the Working Group for the Revision of the MLA Divisions and Discussion Groups. This latest draft, which was revised in response to nearly 1,000 member comments on MLA Commons and discussed in sessions at the 2014 convention in Chicago, includes brief explanatory comments… Read more »

Revised Draft of MLA Forums Now Open to Comments

The Working Group for the Revision of the MLA Divisions and Discussion Groups has completed a new draft of the proposal in response to nearly 1,000 member comments on MLA Commons. Members are invited to comment on the revised draft by 1 February 2014. This latest draft includes brief explanatory comments and specific questions about certain groups…. Read more »

Results of 2013 Elections

Balloting in the 2013 elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees closed on 10 December. Kwame Anthony Appiah was elected second vice president, and Brian Croxall, Margaret R. Higonnet, and Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting were elected to at-large seats on the Executive Council for… Read more »

Agenda for the 2014 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Documents related to several items on the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 11 January, during the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago (session 544), have now been posted in the members-only area at the Web site. MLA members who wish to address the assembly on a particular… Read more »

Video Recording of Humanities Roundtable Now Online

A video recording of “The Humanities and the MLA Today,” a roundtable discussion held in October by Columbia University’s Maison Française, is now available on the From the President blog. The roundtable featured Marianne Hirsch, 2013 MLA president; Mary Louise Pratt, former MLA president; Pierre Force, dean of humanities, Columbia University; and Carlos Alonso, member… Read more »

2013 Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 MLA publication-prize competitions. The publication prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on 11 January at the 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.