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The Modern Language Association Joins FILLM!
| 15.9.2016 |
The Modern Language Association
We're very happy to announce that the Modern Language Association (better known as the MLA) has joined the FILLM community.

Below, you will find a few words of welcome from FILLM President, Meenakshi Bharat, as well as a brief introduction to the MLA.

For more detailed information about the MLA, we strongly recommend that you pay their website a visit. Beyond containing more information about the association, it also has a wealth of useful tools and information for scholars in general.

Following the MLA on Facebook and Twitter is also highly recommendable. Here the MLA regularly posts on topics relevant to scholars in the humanities.

The MLA will be represented on the FILLM Committee by its Executive Director, Rosemary G. Feal. 

Words of Welcome from FILLM President, Meenakshi Bharat

"The character of FILLM as a ‘Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures’ and the MLA's promotion and strengthening of ‘the study and teaching of languages and literatures’ make the two organizations natural and fitting partners in the crusade for the restoration of language and literature studies to their former glory in a world increasingly ruled by science and technology.

"We welcome the MLA into the FILLM fold!

"The singular annual convention of the MLA and its consistent backing of one of the best publishing programmes in the humanities, will give impetus to FILLM's drive to bringing together the finest thinking minds in its Triennal Congresses and to the considered FILLM publications. On the other hand, FILLM's support will ensure the consolidation of the principles with which the MLA was established way back in 1883. FILLM will be the happy conduit between the North American focus of the MLA and the international arena of letters. We genuinely believe that the cooperative efforts of FILLM and the MLA will go a long way in realizing our common aim on a truly global platform.

"Once again, a heartfelt welcome to the MLA."

Sincerely,


Meenakshi Bharat

FILLM President, 2014-2017

The Modern Language Association

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America promotes the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, conferences, and advocacy work. One of the world’s largest scholarly associations, the MLA has almost 25,000 members in 100 countries.

The association aims to advance the many areas of the humanities in which its members currently work, including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies. The MLA facilitates scholarly inquiry in and across periods, geographic sites, genres, languages, and disciplines in higher education that focus on communication, aesthetic production and reception, translation, and interpretation. MLA members host an annual convention and an international symposium; sustain a wide-ranging print and electronic publishing program that includes books, journals, style guides, and an international bibliography; and advocate for humanities education and workplace equity.  Through the Association of Departments of English and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, the MLA also supports the work of department chairs and directors of graduate studies.

The MLA is delighted to join the Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes.  It looks forward to being a part of this distinguished international community of scholars and to working with our colleagues to communicate to a broad public the importance of language and literature study.

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