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|2017 MLA Annual Convention|
| 15.9.2016 |
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The 2017 MLA Annual Convention takes place in Philadelphia, US from 5-8 January 2017. The presidential theme of convention is "Boundary Conditions".
On the MLA's website, the association's president, Kwame Anthony Appiah says of the theme:
"Boundary conditions are, for mathematicians, the parameters that define the space within which one seeks solutions. Our work lends itself to this idea too, for all scholarship takes place in conditions that constrain and enable its significance. These boundary conditions can be intellectual or institutional; they can be national or notional. This year’s theme should, first of all, be taken as an invitation to reflect together on these conditions: Are there questions we have put aside because they are outside our current parameters, conceptual or material? Can reflection on these parameters generate new questions or undermine the presuppositions of existing scholarship? When should we seek to redefine the parameters that constrain and enable our work?"
To read Appiah's introduction to the theme in its entireity and to find out more about the convention, please
the MLA's website.