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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

15

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

11

Call for essay proposals for Options for Teaching volume

11

Two new MLA titles to be published

12

Call for contributions in Approaches series

COMMITTEES

12

MLA committee meetings, October 2005May 2006

CONVENTION

1

MLA to meet in Washington for its 121st annual convention

7

2005 convention invitation

7

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

7

Travel assistance for advanced graduate students

8

Program available for members with visual impairments

8

Workshop on negotiating for women to be conducted at the Washington convention

8

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

8

Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities

9

Using the MLA Job Information Center

10

Child care arrangements

10

Meeting times for allied organizations

10

Calls for papers for 2006 convention in New Orleans

GOVERNANCE

5

2005 election ballot to be mailed

7

Nominations for 2006 division executive committee elections

GRANTS AND PRIZES

13

Michael Katz receives the ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

13

ADE Francis Andrew March Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession presented to James Slevin

14

Competition open for MLA book awards

MLA WEB SITE NEWS

2

Convention registration

PMLA

11

Professional Notes and Forthcoming Meetings moving from print to Web

12

Electronic PMLA

Other News and Announcements

5

Letters on members' teaching awards sought

14

MLA fund subsidizes dues

14

Scholar rescue fund

14

Honorary members and fellows

14

MLA policy on mailing-list rentals

15

Updated MLA recommendations on salaries for entry-level, full-time, and part-time faculty members

15

Classified advertisements

15

Fellowships and grants deadlines

16

Upcoming MLA deadlines