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MLA Newsletter
Fall 2007

In This Issue

1 Report on the 2006-07 MLA Job Information List
3 President's Column
Michael Holquist
"The brain is just the weight of God": Another argument for the importance of language study
5 Editor's Column
Rosemary G. Feal
Responding to "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World"
15 MLA International Bibliography fellowships
14 Four new MLA titles published
15 Call for essay proposals for Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
16 New editions of volumes in Approaches series
19 Call for contributions to Approaches series
16 MLA committee meetings, October 2007-June 2008
8 Program available for members with visual impairments
9 MLA to meet in Chicago for its 123rd annual convention
10 Travel grant for non­tenure­track faculty members and for the unemployed
10 Meeting times for allied organizations
10 Accommodations and services for persons with disabilities
10 Child care arrangements
11 2007 convention invitation
11 ADE- and ADFL-sponsored sessions for job candidates and interviewers
11 Travel assistance for advanced graduate students
12 Using the MLA Job Information Center
13 Chicago convention to feature a workshop on effective lecturing
13 Calls for papers for 2008 convention in San Francisco
2 2007 election ballot to be mailed
7 Executive Council meeting highlights
8 Request for comments on Delegate Assembly resolutions
8 Nominations for 2008 division executive committee elections
8 Proposed amendments to the MLA constitution
14 Competition open for MLA book awards
17 PMLA special topic: Literary Criticism for the Twenty-First Century
2 2007 convention registration
Other News and Announcements
16 Updated MLA recommendations on salaries for entry-level, full-time, and part-time faculty members
17 Correspondence
19 Honorary members and fellows
19 Classified advertisements
19 Fellowships and grants deadlines
20 Upcoming MLA deadlines


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