Posts Categorized: New Online

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the MLA Delegate Assembly forwarded proposals for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendments that the committee formulated allow the assembly to deal with the effects that the implementation of the new convention forum structure will have on the assembly’s size and composition. The next step in… Read more »

New Office of Outreach

The MLA is pleased to announce the creation of the office of outreach. Overseeing convention services, promotions, sales, communications, and development, the new office will work to broaden the reach of the MLA and strengthen communications and member engagement. Leading the new unit is Siovahn Walker, who joins the MLA from the Council for European… Read more »

2015–16 Job Information List Opens

The MLA Job Information List database is now available for searching. Access to the database is free to all users. To search the list, users can log in with their MLA member credentials or create a nonmember log-in. (Please note that nonmember credentials are not stored from year to year, so you will be asked to create… Read more »

Join or Renew for 2016

Online enrollment for the 2016 membership year is now available on the MLA Web site. By joining or renewing for 2016, you’ll receive discounted registration for the 2016 and 2017 conventions; all issues of PMLA and the MLA Newsletter; access to online resources, including the directory of members, MLA Commons, and the MLA Handbook Web site; and more. When you join… Read more »

Connect with Your Regional Representatives in the Delegate Assembly

The MLA is pleased to announce that each of the seven regions represented in the Delegate Assembly (New England and Eastern Canada, New York State, Middle Atlantic, Great Lakes, South, Central and Rocky Mountain, Western United States and Western Canada) now has an MLA Commons group. Join the group for the region in which you… Read more »

MLA Joins in Calling for Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources

The MLA has joined with more than ninety education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations in calling on the White House to enhance its U.S. Open Government National Action Plan by providing open access to federally funded educational materials. In an open letter to President Obama, the coalition asks that these Open Educational Resources… Read more »

Deadline Extended for the MLA’s First International Symposium

The deadline for proposals for the MLA’s first conference outside the United States and Canada has been extended to 15 September. The symposium, Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations, will be held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 25 June 2016 and is organized in collaboration with the Heinrich Heine University. Anthony Appiah, 2016 MLA president, will… Read more »

New Resources Site on MLA Commons

MLA Commons is the new home to listings of Announcements of General Interest, Forthcoming Meetings and Conferences, and Fellowships and Grants. All three resources—and a calendar of dates and deadlines—are now available on the Professional Resources site, where you can search for upcoming conferences, calls for contributions to book volumes or journals, fellowships, and more…. Read more »

MLA Headquarters Is Moving

The MLA will be moving its headquarters offices in New York next month. During the move, from 10 to 12 July,,, and will be temporarily unavailable. Visitors will still be able to access public content on MLA Commons, but members will not be able to log in. If you need to renew… Read more »

MLA International Bibliography Launches ORCID App

The MLA International Bibliography is pleased to announce the launch of MLA BibLink, a new application that enables authors to associate their works listed in the bibliography with a unique author identification number from ORCID. MLA BibLink allows you to search the MLA Bibliography for your publications, including works you’ve published under variant names, and… Read more »