MLA News Digest
18 April 2018

Don't Miss Your Chance to Be Heard

As a member, you can help shape the MLA. Two amendments to the MLA's constitution and one emergency resolution approved by the Delegate Assembly are open for a ratification vote by the membership. Submit your ballot online today and make your voice heard!
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Submit Your Recipe to an MLA Cookbook!

Have a delicious recipe with a literary tie-in? Submit it by 15 May for inclusion in the MLA's first cookbook. Copies will be sold at the 2019 convention, and proceeds will go to advocacy and professional development programs. Learn more.

The New MLA Bibliography withFull Text

The MLA and EBSCO are preparing to launch a new product that contains both the complete MLA International Bibliography and the full text of more than one thousand journals. More information can be found on the EBSCO Web site.
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Members Win Guggenheim Fellowships

Congratulations to the five MLA members who recently received Guggenheim fellowships. The winning projects include a study of early-nineteenth-century female literary celebrities and English translations of two Argentine novels.

Member Discount on Scholarly Communications Institute

Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute is offering MLA members a discount on its summer institute at the University of California, San Diego, 30 July–3 August. Use code "MLA-MEMBER" for $150 off registration.

Get 50% off an Individual Subscription to JSTOR

MLA members are eligible for a discount of 50% on an annual subscription to JPASS, the individual access plan for JSTOR. Learn more.


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Publication Spotlight
Silent Souls
"Silent Souls" and Other Stories
Read the translated stories of the Catalan modernist author Caterina Albert in this new title.
CfP: Violence Against Women conf., due 30 Apr.
CfP: Assoc. for the Study of the Middle East and Africa conf., due 30 Apr.
CfP: Int'l Conf. on Immersion and Dual Language Edu., due 1 May
CfP: Romanticism in the Age of World Wars, due 1 May
CfP: Société Française Shakespeare Conf., due 10 May
CfP: North American Symposium of Galician Studies, due 10 May
CfP: La Cosecha Dual Language Conf., due 18 May
CfP: Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, due 20 May

20–22 Apr.: Annual Conf. of the Nat'l Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Herndon, VA
5 May: Dante Society Annual Meeting and Symposium, Boston, MA
27 May–1 June: Assoc. of Int'l Educators Annual Conf. and Expo, Philadelphia, PA

For more calls and events, browse these resources.

Member News

Lena Hill
Lena Hill Named Dean at Washington & Lee
Ace Leadership
Di Bartolomeo and Marx Among 2018 ACE Fellows
Barbara Lewalski
Barbara Lewalski, Scholar and Pioneer, Deceased at 87


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Employed, Happy Humanities Majors
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Report: Faculty Pay Increases?
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Bridge the Science and Arts Divide
Adjuncts Unionize for Job Stability
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Language Reveals Ego Development
Liberal Arts Needed in a STEM World
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Do Learning Styles Help Learners?
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Fight Students' Digital Distraction
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