Fall 2005 Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2005

In This Issue

3 President's Column
Domna C. Stanton
The paradox of academic freedom
6 Editors Column
Rosemary G. Feal
"There has to be something the MLA can do": Supporting adjunct faculty members and unemployed members
12 Suggestions Invited for PMLA Editor
BIBLIOGRAPHY15Field bibliographers invitedBOOK NEWS11Call for essay proposals for Options for Teaching volume11 Two new MLA titles to be published12 Call for contributions in Approaches seriesCOMMITTEES12MLA committee meetings, October 2005May 2006CONVENTION1MLA to meet in Washington for its 121st annual convention 72005 convention invitation7 Job clinic on business, government, and
not-for-profit careers7 Travel assistance for advanced graduate students8 Program available for members with visual impairments 8 Workshop on negotiating for women to be conducted at the Washington convention8 ADE- and ADFL-sponsored sessions for job candidates and interviewers8 Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities9Using the MLA Job Information Center10Child care arrangements 10Meeting times for allied organizations10Calls for papers for 2006 convention in New OrleansGOVERNANCE52005 election ballot to be mailed7Nominations for 2006 division executive committee electionsGRANTS AND PRIZES13Michael Katz receives the ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession13ADE Francis Andrew March Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession presented to James Slevin14Competition open for MLA book awardsMLA WEB SITE NEWS2Convention registrationPMLA11Professional Notes and Forthcoming Meetings moving from print to Web12Electronic PMLAOther News and Announcements5Letters on members' teaching awards sought14MLA fund subsidizes dues14Scholar rescue fund14Honorary members and fellows 14MLA policy on mailing-list rentals15Updated MLA recommendations on salaries for entry-level, full-time, and part-time faculty members15Classified advertisements15Fellowships and grants deadlines 16Upcoming MLA deadlines