MLA News Digest
16 May 2018

Grants for Teaching and Career Development

The MLA is now accepting applications for two new grant programs. Professional development grants of $1,000 are available to part-time faculty members to support research and conference travel, technology purchases, and continuing education. Course development grants of $3,000 are available to MLA members and affiliates of ADE or ADFL member departments to promote innovative courses that build humanities enrollments and increase public engagement.
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Nominations for 2018 MLA Elections

The MLA Nominating Committee has named candidates for second vice president, the Executive Council, and the Delegate Assembly. Visit the MLA Web site for candidates' biographies and information on making additional nominations.

2019 MLA International Symposium

Join us in Lisbon, Portugal, for the second MLA International Symposium, to be held 23–25 July 2019. Propose a paper, panel, or roundtable on the theme, Remembering Voices Lost, by 21 September 2018.

Summer Issue of the Newsletter Available

The latest issue of the MLA Newsletter is now available for current members. It features a column by the MLA president, Anne Ruggles Gere, on the future of the humanities, advice on improving first-round interviews, and much more.

Help Shape the MLA's Constitution

Two amendments and one emergency resolution approved by the Delegate Assembly await member ratification. Submit your ballot online by 1 June.

Contribute to a New MLA Volume on Social Justice

Share your perspective on social justice theory and praxis and on the many ways allies can contribute. Submit your proposal by 4 June 2018.

Register Now for a Humanities Commons Summer Bootcamp

Learn how Humanities Commons can help build your academic profile and professional network. Camp starts this month! Join now!


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Publication Spotlight
Baraka's Dutchman
Teaching Amiri Baraka's Dutchman
This new volume offers approaches to teaching the artistic and historical context of Baraka's Dutchman.
CfP: L2 Digital Literacies Symposium, due 21 May
CfP: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Assoc., due 30 May
CfP: Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature conf., due 31 May
CfP: NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conf., due 1 June
CfP: World Literature Northeast Popular/American Culture Assoc. conf., due 1 June
CfP: Issue of Label Me Latina/o, due 15 June
CfP: Issue of Lincoln Humanities Journal, due 15 June
CfP: Queer Symposium: Un/desirable Encounters, due 15 June

16–18 May: Caribbean without Borders 7th Graduate Student Conf., Puerto Rico
23–26 May: Latin American Studies Assoc. int'l. congress, Spain
24–27 May: The American Literature Assoc. conf., San Francisco, CA
31 May–3 June: Rhetoric Society of America biennial conf., Minneapolis, MN

For more calls and events, browse these resources.

Member News

Marcellus Blount
Literary Scholar Marcellus Blount Remembered
National Endowment for the Humanities
Nine MLA Members Receive NEH Grants
Anne Gere
Anne Ruggles Gere Named Professor of the Year


Study: Gender Bias in Class Evaluations
Humanities Research Funding
How Faculty Travel Benefits Everyone
Teacher and Whiteboard
Educating English Language Learners
Computer with fake news
Use Your Classroom to Fight Fake News
Girl with book
Stories Help Students Learn
Colleges Face Changes to Title IX
Free Speech on College Campuses
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