Monthly Archives: December 2012

MLA Interview: The Big Picture

This piece by Cheryl Ball and Katherine Ellison originally appeared on their Get a Job! blog and was previously published by Inside Higher Ed.  Here’s a typical Modern Language Association (hotel-room) convention interview story: Because you have timed your interviews at least half an hour apart (but an hour is better), you arrive at the next… Read more »

One Newcomer’s Convention Experience

Until I attended my first MLA convention in 2012, I always imagined that it would be a stressful, competitive, and overwhelming experience. Instead, I found it to be collegial and stimulating, and I’m happy to be participating more deeply in MLA 2013. Admittedly, my first-time experience was probably atypical. I wasn’t interviewing for a coveted… Read more »

What’s Going on in the MLA Exhibit Hall?

Going to the convention? The exhibit hall in the Hynes Convention Center (Hall D, level 2) will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Pick up an exhibitor map or visit the MLA Web site for a complete list of exhibitors. This… Read more »

Welcome to the MLA Convention Blog

We’ll be posting information, updates, ideas, and other related materials from the 2013 MLA Convention here over the coming days. Do check in with us regularly, and send us your ideas for things you’d like to see here.