Korean LLC Forum Announcement: Officially Established


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    Jina E. Kim

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are happy to announce that the Korean Language, Literature and Culture (LLC) Forum is now an official part of the Modern Languages Association (MLA).  Korean LLC Forum is the only East Asian LLC Forum within the MLA thus far, and we thank everyone’s support that made this possible (especially if you went to the MLA Commons on-line and signed the petition).

    The MLA is implementing some changes, such as using the new Forum structure (rather than Division) and actively pursuing the members’ use of digital and social media with a new feature such as the MLA Commons, which is an open forum for discussions.

    This is a good moment to join the MLA, and also importantly, propose Korean Studies panels and meetings at its annual conventions.  The Korean LLC Forum will be sponsoring select panels each year.  We would appreciate your interest and active participation.  The MLA can be a great resource and help us forge new paths for Korean LLC.  Below this announcement, you will see the important deadlines for the 2015 convention, which we hope will be helpful as you plan a panel for the 2016 convention.

    Thank you for your attention, and we hope to see many Korean LLC panel proposals from you.


    Members of the Executive Committee

    Kelly Jeong (Chair), with Jina Kim (Secretary), Heekyoung Cho, and Kyeong-Hee Choi



    8–11 Jan.
    2015 MLA convention held in Vancouver
    9 Jan.
    Postmark deadline for registration refund request for January 2015 convention
    12 Jan.
    Session organizers may post calls for papers for 2016 convention.
    28 Feb.
    Deadline for submission of January 2016 convention calls for papers
    1 Apr.
    Program copy deadline for all convention sessions, including special sessions, for January 2016 convention
    Deadline for receipt of requests for waiver of membership requirements for participants in the January 2016 convention
    Deadline for submission of requests for audiovisual equipment for the January 2016 convention
    7 Apr.
    Deadline by which session participants at the January 2016 convention must be listed on the MLA membership rolls
    15 Apr.

    equests for funds for speakers at the January 2016 convention
    early June
    Notification of Program Committee’s decisions mailed to members who submitted proposals for special sessions and competitive sessions for January 2016 convention
    mid June
    Notification of decisions on funding requests mailed to organizers who applied for funds for speakers

    Kelly Y. Jeong
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages
    UC Riverside
    900 University Avenue HMNSS 2401
    Riverside, CA  92521

    Tel  951 827 5007 (Dept.)
    Fax 951 827 2160 (Dept.)

    • This topic was modified 8 years, 6 months ago by Jina E. Kim.

    Melek Ortabasi

    Congratulations, and looking forward to working together!

    Very best,


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