Posts Categorized: Reflections

2013 Presidential Address

The Presidential Address was delivered at the 2013 MLA Annual Convention in Boston by Michael Bérubé, then president of the association. A transcript of his speech, which was introduced by Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal, appears here. The full address will be published in the May 2013 issue of PMLA. How We Got Here Last… 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 »