On this MLA Commons group, you can sign the petition for a potential new forum approved by the Executive Council as part of the association’s restructuring of division and discussion groups. To learn more about this initiative, please read a letter from Margaret W. Ferguson and Marianne Hirsch. To petition for the creation of this new forum, you may add your name as a comment in the Petition thread of the forum discussion. (Please note that members may sign no more than five new forum petitions during the 2014 membership year.)

The Program Committee will evaluate those prospective forums that obtained at least thirty-five signatures and five leadership volunteers by 15 June. Though that deadline has passed, we still encourage you to join groups that interest you and voice your support by signing the petition and volunteering. Support for prospective forums will be evaluated periodically. Additional information about establishing new forums and the full list of new forums are available in the Instructions for Establishing New Forums.


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    Please leave your name in a comment to endorse the formation of this new forum. Any comments or questions should be posted in the discussion thread.


    Hester Blum

    Hester Blum


    Michelle Burnham

    Michelle Burnham


    Charlotte Eubanks

    I endorse the formation of this forum and would be happy to contribute to its leadership.



    Sue J. Kim

    Sue J. Kim, University of Massachusetts Lowell


    Lydia Heberling

    Lydia Heberling, University of Washington


    Christina Gerhardt

    I support establishment of this group / forum.

    Christina Gerhardt, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii


    Cristina Bacchilega

    I support this!

    Cristina Bacchilega, Professor, University of Hawaii-Manoa


    Cheryl Narumi Naruse

    Cheryl Narumi Naruse, Assistant Professor at University of Dayton from Fall 2014. I am happy to volunteer for the executive committee.


    Jini Kim Watson

    In support.

    Jini Kim Watson, NYU.


    Susan Yukie Najita

    I am in support of this initiative and would be willing to serve on executive committee.


    Susan Najita, U Michigan


    Kathleen Theresa Flanagan

    I support the formation of a Pacific forum.

    Kathleen Flanagan

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    Erin Suzuki

    I support the establishment of a Pacific forum.

    Erin Suzuki, Emory University

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