Fall 2006 Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterFall 2006

In This Issue

3

President's Column

Marjorie Perloff

The poetry-sound initiative: A convention preview

5

Editor's Column

Rosemary G. Feal

The MLA annual convention: Meeting members' needs in the twenty-first century

BIBLIOGRAPHY

14

MLA International Bibliography
fellowships

BOOK NEWS

13

Call for essay proposals for MLA volume Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature

13

Call for contributions in Approaches series

14

Three new MLA titles published

COMMITTEES

12

MLA committee meetings, October 2006-June 2007

CONVENTION

1

MLA to meet in Philadelphia for its 122nd annual convention

8

Program available for members with visual impairments

8

Meeting times for allied organizations

8

Travel assistance for advanced graduate students

9

2006 convention invitation

9

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

9

Travel grant for part-time and contingent non-tenure-track faculty members and for the unemployed

10

Using the MLA Job Information Center

11

Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities

11

Child care arrangements

11

Calls for papers for 2007 convention in Chicago

GOVERNANCE

6

2006 election ballot to be mailed

7

Nominations for 2007 division executive committee elections

7

Executive Council meeting highlights

8

Request for comments on Delegate Assembly resolution

GRANTS AND PRIZES

15

Competition open for MLA book awards

16

ADE Francis Andrew March Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession presented to Jacqueline Jones Royster

17

Christopher Kleinhenz receives the ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

PMLA

13

Electronic PMLA

13

Microsoft Word tagging may affect anonymity in peer review

MLA WEB SITE NEWS

2

Web site redesign

Other News and Announcements

13

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

14

MLA policy on membership mailing-list rentals

16

MLA fund subsidizes dues

18

Correspondence

19

Classified advertisements

19

Fellowships and grants deadlines

19

MLA Newsletter mailing options for
members

20

Upcoming MLA deadlines