Fall 2003 Newsletter Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2003

In This Issue

3

President's Column

Mary Louise Pratt

The new humanities

4

Nominations Sought for Director of
Foreign Language Programs

5

Editor's Column

Rosemary G. Feal

English, foreign languages, and interdisciplinarity: Encounter on Mount Baldy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

12

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

12

Call for contributions and ideas for Options for Teaching series

13

Call for suggestions for the series Approaches to Teaching World Literature

13

Call for contributions in Approaches series

13

Contributions and ideas sought for Teaching
North American Environmental Literature

14

Three new MLA titles published

14

Call for proposals in new series

COMMITTEES

12

MLA committee meetings, October 2003-May 2004

CONVENTION

1

MLA members to meet in San Diego

8

Accommodations and services for
persons with disabilities

8

Child care arrangements

8

Program available for members with visual
impairments

8

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

8

Meeting times for allied organizations

9

Using the MLA Job Information Center

9

2003 convention invitation

10

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

10

Travel assistance for advanced graduate students

11

Calls for papers for 2004 convention in
Philadelphia

GOVERNANCE

7

Request for comments on Delegate Assembly
resolution

7

Nominations for 2004 division
executive committee elections

7

2003 election ballot is in the mail

GRANTS AND PRIZES

14

Competition open for MLA book awards

PMLA

13

Electronic PMLA

13

PMLA special topic: The history of the book and the idea of literature

WEB SITE NEWS

2

New features for members at MLA Web site

Other News and Announcements

4

Online job applications

4

Conference on disability studies

4

Letters on members' teaching awards sought

7

Honorary members and fellows

15

Classified advertisements

15

MLA policy on membership mailing-list rentals

15

Fellowships and grants deadlines

16

Upcoming MLA deadlines