An Excellent Seminar Opportunity from MLA (Quick Turnaround Deadline 5/7!)


Dear colleagues,

At the Modern Language Association convention in 2025, we’re running a seminar titled “Community-Engaged Pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching Learning.” For a quick description:

This seminar will give participants an opportunity to develop writing in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly grounded in community-engaged pedagogy in languages and literatures. Seminar participants should be working toward the production of a specific project in the scholarship of teaching and learning, with a focus on the practices and outcomes of community-engaged pedagogy.

Facilitator: Jennifer Maloy (Queensborough Comm. Coll., City Univ. of New York)

Seminars are a fairly new offering at the MLA convention, and still in a pilot phase. We ran a few last year to good success, and we’re hoping to expand this year. Participants share work in advance of the convention, and spend the session discussing and envisioning future projects.

We’re extending the proposal deadline for a few days until the end of day 7 May. I know this is a bit of a tight turnaround, but we’re hoping some targeted outreach will help bring in more proposals. This is a wonderful opportunity for sharing research and building intellectual community for anyone at any career stage or in any position.

Folks interested should submit at the Convention Seminar page, and the short application consists of:

·  Abstract (up to 250 words) that outlines the main argument of the proposed submission

·  A brief CV or bio (no more than two pages)

·  A statement (up to 250 words) that details interest in the seminar and how it relates to professional development or future research work.

Thank you,

Your Colleagues at MLA

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