Special Focus: The Academy in Hard Times
With the academy facing one of the most difficult periods in its history, the MLA Program Committee has designated 6 January 2011, the first day of the Los Angeles convention, as a focal point for a series of panels and workshops on the theme The Academy in Hard Times. The Executive Council and several MLA committees are sponsoring sessions and a forum that will offer attendees insights on the situation and strategies for effective action. Session proposals on the topic were also invited from individual members, divisions, discussion groups, the American Literature Section, and allied and affiliate organizations. Check the online Program in November to learn more about The Academy in Hard Times sessions.