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It’s been a little over two weeks now since the 2017 MLA Annual Convention ended in Philadelphia. I’d like to thank you all—attendees, presenters, facilitators, session organizers—for creating a wonderful meeting. Hundreds of sessions addressed the presidential theme, Boundary Conditions. We had a number of new initiatives, from [Read more]
The Executive Council, acting on the advice of the Program Committee, has approved several new formats for sessions at the convention as well as some changes to existing formats. We’re excited to launch these n […]
This is a slightly revised version of the paper I gave for the Out of Narrative Bounds panel organized by the forums TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies and TC Age Studies. This panel was chosen as representative of the presidential theme, Boundary Conditions. In this paper I use Jean-Dominque Bauby’s memoir, The Diving-Bell and the…[Read more]
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 drawn from my experience and…[Read more]
Please join us for the annual Administrators Session sponsored by the Office of the Executive Director:
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Join one of the MLA’s cultural excursions and discover some of the many gems of Philadelphian history. You can take a break from the convention’s hectic pace and join a small group of like-minded colleagues to exp […]
If you’re a Philadelphia local, please share your expertise by suggesting nearby restaurants, bars, or things to see or do. Provide as much information as you can: Distance from the convention venue, price range, URL, and what you like about a place are particularly useful.
Convention registrants can use this forum thread to identify other participants who may wish to share accommodations. The MLA assumes no responsibility or liability for these arrangements, since a decision to share hotel accommodations is one made by the participant, not the MLA.
Please note that in order to make reservations at MLA rates at the…[Read more]