Posts Categorized: New Online

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 »

Preliminary Program for the 2016 MLA International Symposium Available

The preliminary program is now available for Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, the first in a series of MLA international symposia. Organized in collaboration with Heinrich Heine University, the conference will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 23 to 25 June 2016. Composed of nearly seventy sessions, featuring keynote talks, roundtables, traditional panel sessions, and… Read more »

Comment on a Delegate Assembly Resolution

At its meeting on 9 January 2016 in Austin, the Delegate Assembly approved a resolution that the Executive Council has forwarded to the membership for a ratification vote. Before the vote is conducted, 2016 MLA members are invited to comment on the resolution on the MLA Web site (log-in required) until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 18… Read more »

Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal to Step Down in 2017

Rosemary G. Feal, the executive director of the Modern Language Association since summer 2002, has informed the Executive Council that she plans to step down when her third five-year term concludes in summer 2017. The Executive Council will appoint a search committee for Feal’s successor at its February 2016 meeting and aims to have a… Read more »

Wai Chee Dimock Named PMLA Editor

At its October meeting, the MLA Executive Council appointed Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University, to serve as the next editor of PMLA. Her term begins in July 2016 and runs for three years. She will succeed Simon Gikandi, who has been editor since July 2011. Dimock has… Read more »

Only One Week Left to Vote in the 2015 MLA Elections

The deadline for submitting the online ballot (member log-in required) covering this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the convention forum executive committees is only one week away. Voting will close next Thursday, 10 December, at midnight (EST). All 2015 members are eligible to vote. Let your voice… Read more »

2015 Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 MLA publication prize competitions. The publication prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on 9 January at the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

MLA Joins in Opposing Campus Carry Legislation

The Modern Language Association joins our colleagues in twenty-eight other scholarly societies in opposing legislation designed to facilitate the carrying of guns on college campuses. Such legislation threatens the safety of the students we teach and compromises freedom of expression on campus. We encourage our members and all teachers in states considering such legislation to… Read more »