Winter 2008 Table of Contents

MLA NewsletterWinter 2008

In This Issue

1

René Girard Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

3

President's Column

Gerald Graff

How 'bout that Wordsworth!

5

Editor's Column

Rosemary G. Feal

The MLA convention aims for a C plus: Critical conversations, community connections, and competitive collaborations

BIBLIOGRAPHY

14

Field bibliographers invited

BOOK NEWS

11

Call for contributions to Approaches
series

13

Four new MLA titles published

CONVENTION

7

Annual convention in San Francisco

7

Convention to focus on how we
teach now

7

Audio- and videotaping guidelines for sessions

8

Recommendations for session presiders

8

Program issue for members with visual impairments

9

Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities

9

Calls for papers for 2009 convention in Philadelphia

11

2009 calendar of dates and deadlines for special sessions

11

Submit calls for papers online

11

Forum proposals welcome for 2009 convention

Job Service at the Convention

8

Important information about the Job Information Center

9

Preconvention workshops and sessions about job seeking

GOVERNANCE

2

Elections committee seeks candidates

2

Suggest yourself or another member for a committee appointment

6

Proposals for the 2008 Delegate Assembly meeting agenda

GRANTS AND PRIZES

12

ADE Francis Andrew March Award presented to David Bartholomae

13

Renate Schulz receives the ADFL Award
for Distinguished Service to the Profession

MEETINGS

12

2009 ADE Summer Seminars

13

2009 ADFL Summer Seminars

WEB SITE NEWS

2

List of San Francisco convention sessions available online

Other News and Announcements

2

Ideas for What's the Word?

12

ADE and ADFL online job counseling

14

Profession 2009 call for papers

15

Fellowships and grants deadlines

16

Upcoming MLA deadlines