Fall 2001 Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2001

In This Issue

1

Conference on the relation between
English and foreign languages in the academy

3

President's Column

Sylvia Molloy

Culture shock

4

Editor's Column

Phyllis Franklin

Organizing the MLA convention

14

Guidelines for Good Practice, by the Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY

13

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

17

New MLA title and revised software
program published

COMMITTEES

9

MLA committee meetings, October 2001-May 2002

CONVENTION

1

2001 MLA Annual Convention in
New Orleans

10

2001 convention invitation

10

Job clinic on business, government, and
not-for-profit careers

10

Airline raffle

10

Using the MLA Job Information Center

11

Accommodations and services for persons
with disabilities

11

Travel assistance for advanced
graduate students

12

ADE- and ADFL-sponsored sessions for job
candidates and interviewers

12

Child care arrangements

12

Meeting times for allied organizations

13

Calls for papers for 2002 convention in
New York

GOVERNANCE

6

Membership ratification vote

6

2001 election ballot is in the mail

6

Proposed amendment to the
MLA constitution

7

Nominations for 2002 division executive
committee elections

7

Withdrawal of constitutional amendment

7

Executive Council meeting highlights

GRANTS AND PRIZES

2

Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of
the Humanities

16

J. Hillis Miller to receive the ADE Francis
Andrew March Award

17

Competition open for MLA book awards

18

Seiichi Makino to receive the ADFL Award for
Distinguished Service in the Profession

PMLA

15

PMLA special topic: Science Fiction and Literary Studies: The Next Millennium

2

MLA WEB SITE NEWS

Other News and Announcements

2

MLA members may authorize use of
e-mail addresses

3

Letters onmembers' teaching awards sought

5

A request for information about the MLA
staffing survey

11

MLA policy on membership
mailing-list rentals

12

MLA fund subsidizes dues

19

Classified advertisements

19

Fellowships and grants deadlines

19

Modifications in dues structure

20

Upcoming MLA deadlines