Fall 2002 Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2002

In This Issue

3

President's Column

Stephen Greenblatt

The MLA in the world

5

Editor's Column

Rosemary G. Feal

Transitions to a new community

13

Suggestions Invited for PMLA Editor

17

Developing Recommendations on
Scholarly Publishing

BIBLIOGRAPHY

12

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

12

Two new MLA titles published

12

Contributions and suggestions invited for
Options for Teaching volume

12

Suggestions sought for Texts and
Translations series

12

Call for contributions for Options for
Teaching volume

13

Call for contributions in Approaches series

13

Call for contributions to Integrating Literature and Writing in First-Year English

COMMITTEES

4

MLA committee meetings, October 2002-May 2003

14

Committee on diversity and tolerance
collects information and debates terms

CONVENTION

1

2002 MLA Annual Convention in New York

2

2002 convention invitation

6

Using the MLA Job Information Center

6

Program avalable for members with visual
impairments

7

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

7

Travel assistance for advanced
graduate students

7

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

7

Meeting times for allied organizations

8

Accommodations and services for persons
with disabilities

8

Child care arrangements

8

Calls for papers for 2003 convention in
San Diego

GOVERNANCE

10

Executive Council meeting highlights

14

Nominations for 2003 division executive
committee elections

15

Request for comments on Delegate Assembly
resolutions

15

2002 election ballot is in the mail

18

New divisions and discussion groups

GRANTS AND PRIZES

16

Competition open for MLA book awards

16

Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy
of the Humanities

2

MLA WEB SITE NEWS

PMLA

13

PMLA special topic: On Poetry

Other News and Announcements

4

Association of Advisors of English

4

Letters on members' teaching awards sought

13

Request from the American Association of
University Professors

16

MLA fund subsidizes dues

17

Members' comments invited on
NRC rankings

18

Correspondence

18

Corrections to Directory Listings

18

Honorary members and fellows

19

MLA policy on membership
mailing-list rentals

19

Classified advertisements

19

Fellowship and grants deadlines

20

Upcoming MLA deadlines