Posts Categorized: New Online

Summer Job Information List Online

A PDF of the Summer 2013 Job Information List, which includes both English and foreign language listings, is now available on the MLA Web site. The lists contain live links provided by advertisers as well as links to apply through Interfolio for positions that are still accepting applications. Anyone who applies for a position from the JIL will receive an Interfolio Dossier account… Read more »

An Update on the Review of Divisions and Discussion Groups

Marianne Hirsch, president of the MLA, and Margaret Ferguson, first vice president of the MLA, have posted a letter to members about the status of their working group’s review of the association’s divisions and discussion groups. After receiving comments from executive committee members in the spring, the group has decided to pursue an approach that… Read more »

2014 Membership Enrollment Now Open

2013 members can now log in to the MLA Web site to renew their association membership for 2014, and former members can reinstate their membership. 2014 members receive discounted registration for the 2014 and 2015 conventions; five issues of PMLA and four issues of the MLA Newsletter; access to online resources, including the directory of members, MLA Commons, and the MLA Handbook Web site;… Read more »

What’s in a Number? MLA Commons Posts on Measuring the Humanities

In response to reports by a commission of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and by Harvard University, commentators have lamented, sought to explain, and challenged a purported decline in the number of humanities majors. A new post by the MLA’s director of research, David Laurence, addresses two flaws in a focus on the… Read more »

Hundredth Web Site of the Week

The MLA International Bibliography has posted its hundredth Web site of the week on its MLA Commons blog. The feature highlights online resources for language, literature, and culture—from a University of North Carolina multimedia exhibit on country folk music to a database of book bindings in the British Library. The hundredth Web site of the… Read more »

MLA Commons Reaches Two Thousand Members

Congratulations to Anouk Alquier, visiting lecturer in French at Amherst College, who has won an iPad mini for being the two-thousandth member of MLA Commons. We thank all of you who have logged in to help build this community. For more information about getting started on the site, we encourage you to visit the Welcome… Read more »

Be the Two-Thousandth Member of MLA Commons

Since MLA Commons launched in January, nearly two thousand MLA members have logged in to the network to create their profile, join groups related to their interests, start blogs, and much more. To celebrate, we’re awarding an iPad mini to the two-thousandth person to log in and create a profile. If you haven’t yet explored… Read more »

April Job Information List PDFs

PDFs of the English and foreign language editions of the April MLA Job Information List (JIL) are now available online. The lists contain live links provided by advertisers as well as links to apply through Interfolio for positions that are still accepting applications. Anyone who applies for a position from the JIL will receive an Interfolio Dossier account at no cost. With an… Read more »

Candidates for 2013 MLA Elections

The 2013 Nominating Committee has nominated Kwame Anthony Appiah, David J. Bartholomae, and Garrett Stewart for second vice president of the MLA and Douglas M. Armato, Brian Croxall, Morris E. Eaves, Margaret R. Higonnet, Anton Kaes, Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Philip M. Weinstein for the MLA Executive Council. The 2013 Elections Committee has arranged contests… Read more »

Data Added to the MLA Language Map

Want to know what state has the highest concentration of Hungarian speakers or where Arabic is taught in your area? The MLA Language Map, which displays the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages commonly spoken in the United States, and the Language Map Data Center now include data from the 2006–10 American Community Survey. The addition allows… Read more »