• Hello, friends and colleagues who’ll be in Austin this week.

    This is just to urge you to do your best to attend the sessions the late-18th-century British literature forum has organized for this convention. Please do come drink with us too: this year, for the first time, we’re co-sponsoring a cash bar with the Romanticists and the Scottish…[Read more]

  • Hello, members of the MLA Division for Late Eighteenth-Century English Literature.

    The executive is proposing three panels for the 2015 Vancouver MLA meeting. Here are our calls for papers:

    “Literary Science.”
    Given the 18th-Century use of “science” as a term for knowledge and “literature” as writings that bear knowledge, can this his…[Read more]

  • We were so heartened by the outpouring of support on the MLA Commons and elsewhere for our attempts to resist the MLA’s proposal for a reorganization that would have seen the Divisions for Restoration and early 18th-century English literature and the Division for Later 18th Century English Literature collapsed into one very long Division indeed…[Read more]

    • Thank you for posting this useful information, Deidre, and these encouragement to attend the Division sessions. I’m about to post something similar on the site for the Restoration & Early Eighteenth Century. I hope that the members of our Divisions who are attending MLA will be able to attend as many sessions as possible in both the Divisions.…[Read more]

      • On behalf of the Lexicography Discussion Group, which has also been threatened with consolidation (and effective elimination), let me draw the attention of members of this group our session, which should be of interest:

        194. Title: Typography and Paratext in Early Modern Lexicography
        Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., O’Hare, Chicago M…[Read more]

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