Posts Categorized: Resources & Tips

MLA Exhibit Hall – Penn Press Spotlight

Check out the newest publications from one of the oldest university presses in the United States, University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press), in booth 121 in the exhibit hall (Rhinelander Gallery, second floor) at the 2018 MLA convention. What makes them so special? Read on. Support for Humanities Academics Penn Press is an integral part of the… Read more »

Welcome Universitas Press at MLA 2018

Stop by booth 321 in the MLA exhibit hall (Americas I, third floor) and say hello to Universitas Press, one of our newest exhibitors and probably the youngest press in the exhibit hall. Why should you get to know them? I’ll let them explain. Tell us about the press. We are a press born from… Read more »

Explore NYC! Join a Cultural Excursion

New York City is home to a wide range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and cultural institutions, reflective of this city’s rich history and diverse population. The seven excursions created for the 2018 MLA convention take place in six different Manhattan neighborhoods. Join an excursion to experience New York City’s incredible history and culture, from the… Read more »

Don’t Miss These Preconvention Workshops!

There’s time still to register for preconvention workshops at this year’s MLA convention in New York City! Many of these workshops focus on career development for members at all stages of their careers and provide opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning. Advocating for Your Department Thursday, 4 January, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Gibson, Hilton William Nichols, Georgia… Read more »

Surviving and Thriving at the MLA Convention

If you’ve never attended the MLA convention before, or if you haven’t been to it for a few years, you might be wondering what to expect. Because of its size and the range of professional activities that occur there, the MLA convention is very different from most other academic conferences. Here are a few suggestions… Read more »

How to Become a Library Reader in Austin

Austin is home to the Harry Ransom Center and the LBJ Presidential Library, two renowned research institutions housed on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin. If you wish to take advantage of their resources for some in-depth research, we encourage you to plan ahead to make the most of your experience. Harry Ransom… Read more »

Live-Tweeting the MLA: Suggested Practices

The MLA has been a pioneering academic organization in embracing Twitter. Since 2007 the so-called “conference back channel” has been growing considerably. Adoption of Twitter amongst scholars and students seems on the rise as well, and reporting live from the conference is no longer an underground, parallel activity but pretty much a recognized, encouraged aspect… Read more »

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… Read more »

An MLA Member’s Guide to Foodie Vancouver

Vancouver is one of those cities where people ski and sail on the same day. If you are visiting Vancouver for the first time, be prepared for our misty winter weather (as well as great fish and seafood). Vancouverites take heart in our weather: what falls as light rain in the city also falls as… Read more »