The SCE maintains a regular presence at the regional and national Modern Language Associations. The Society has been an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association since 1977, and has standing sessions at the M/MLA, RMMLA, SAMLA, PAMLA and SCMLA conventions (there are no standing panels at the NEMLA convention, although the SCE has long sponsored panels at its meetings).
In addition, the SCE sponsors independent conferences in conjunction with its standing projects. For a list of recent conferences sponsored by the Society, click here.
Each of these conferences began with panels at regional MLA meetings, and in many cases at one or more special symposia. A number of these conferences went on to produce significant publications.
The large number of open sessions at Regional MLAs during the current year can serve as fertile ground for members who wish to initiate and carry through a longer term project. There is no cap on the number of concurrent SCE projects; indeed function of the SCE is to sustain them through its Regional activities, as well as its own conferences. Please do contact the directors with ideas and initiatives.
- Modern Language Association
- CALL FOR PAPERS
ECONOMIES OF WRITING.
The Society for Critical Exchange will sponsor two panels on "Economies of Writing" at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, December 27-30, 2000, in Washington, D.C. We seek investigations of text production and distribution with special emphasis on changing technologies, sites, and social arrangements. Both historical and contemporary perspectives are welcome.
Send 2-3 page proposals by 10 March to:
- Martha Woodmansee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or
- James Porter (email@example.com)
- Department of English
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cleveland, OH 44106.
Contact: Scott DeShong, English Quinebaaug Valley CTC (QV_deshong@yuban.commnet.edu)
NEMLA has undergone a restructuring which eliminated all standing sessions; from 1996 forward, all session proposals will compete for one of the 220 slots. The NEMLA conference continues to be held in the Spring. SCE members are invited to submit papers for panels at the conference. The SCE will be pleased to coordinate members' submissions; please contact Scott DeShong for details.
Rocky Mountain MLA
Contact: Melvin Hall, English, Washington State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Contact: Mariilyn Edelstein, English, Santa Clara University (email@example.com)
South Atlantic MLA
- Mark Osteen, English, Loyola College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- John Clifford, English, University of North Carolina at Willmington (email@example.com)
South Central MLA
The SCE is presently without a SCMLA coordinator. Members interested in organizing programs under SCE sponsorship should contact the directors: Martha Woodmansee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Max Thomas (email@example.com).