MLA Commons at the Convention

On Saturday, January 10, starting at 10:30 a.m., MLA members will discuss some of the ways in which they have made use of MLA Commons, the association’s social network and collaboration platform. From facilitating scholarly conversation after the convention to enabling the submission of article and chapter drafts for peer review, the Commons offers a range of possibilities for MLA members to strengthen ties and create a sense of community. Come listen to your colleagues talk about their experience with the Commons; then drill Nicky Agate, the managing editor of the Commons, and Chris Zarate, its technical lead, about what the platform can do for you.

Friday, January 9
MLA PubCentral, Vancouver Convention Centre (Prefunction level 1, West Building)

2:00 p.m. Ray Siemens, Literary Studies in the Digital Age
“Using MLA Commons for Peer Review and Publication”


Saturday, January 10
MLA PubCentral, Vancouver Convention Centre (Prefunction level 1, West Building)

10:30 a.m. Andrea Kaston Tange, Class in the Academy
“How to Spark Pre-convention Conversation with the Commons
12:30 p.m. Abby Goode, Sustainability and Population in American Literary History
“Using MLA Commons to Extend the Life of Your Convention Session”
1:30 p.m. Dawn Childress, Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures
MLA Commons for Your Division or Discussion Group”
2:30 p.m. Thomas Lawrence Long, Literature, Medicine, Medical Humanities
“Creating a Commons Space for Your Special Interest Group”

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Learn More about Using MLA Commons | News from the MLA

[…] Ever wondered how you might be able to use MLA Commons, the association’s social networking and collaboration platform? At this year’s convention, MLA members will showcase how they have used the Commons for everything from presession publicity to postconvention conversation, activism to peer review. Join us on Saturday, 10 January, at MLA PubCentral (Vancouver Convention Centre, Prefunction level 1, West Building). For a full schedule of Commons events and details about the speakers, please see the convention blog. […]

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