Fall 2004 Newsletter Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2004

In This Issue

1

Phyllis Franklin, Executive Director Emerita, 1932-2004

3

President's Column

Robert Scholes

Some interesting developments

4

Editor's Column

Rosemary G. Feal

Mapping languages in the United States

6

Report on the 2003-04 Job Information List

17

New Director of Foreign Language Programs and of ADFL

21

The MLA Language Map

BIBLIOGRAPHY

6

MLA Bibliography announces new distributors

23

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

18

Call for contributions and ideas for Options for Teaching volume

18

Call for essay proposals for Options for Teaching volume

18

Call for contributions in Approaches series

19

Call for essays on teaching languages and literature online

19

Enhanced CD available for Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities

19

Three new MLA titles published

COMMITTEES

22

MLA committee meetings, October 2004-May 2005

CONVENTION

12

Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities

12

Program available for members with visual impairments

12

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

12

Meeting times for allied organizations

13

MLA to meet in Philadelphia for its 120th annual convention

14

Child care arrangements

14

Travel assistance for advanced graduate students

15

Using the MLA Job Information Center

15

2004 convention invitation

16

Calls for papers for 2005 convention in Washington

17

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

GOVERNANCE

2

2004 election ballot to be mailed

11

Request for comments on Delegate Assembly resolutions

11

Proposed amendments to the MLA constitution

12

Nominations for 2005 division executive committee elections

GRANTS AND PRIZES

20

MLA Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement

20

Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the Humanities

20

Competition open for MLA book awards

MLA WEB SITE NEWS

2

Convention registration

PMLA

18

PMLA special topic: Cities

18

Electronic PMLA

Other News and Announcements

22

Letters on members' teaching awards sought

22

Honorary members and fellows

22

MLA fund subsidizes dues

23

Classified advertisements

23

Fellowships and grants deadlines

23

MLA policy on membership mailing-list rentals

24

Upcoming MLA deadlines