[KS] MLA's Korean LLC Forum Announcement

Kelly Jeong kelly.jeong at ucr.edu
Sat Nov 15 12:24:51 EST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the Korean Language, Literature and Culture
(LLC) Forum is now an official part of the Modern Languages Association
(MLA), the largest association of its kind.  Korean LLC Forum is the only
East Asian LLC Forum within the MLA thus far, and we thank everyone's
support that made this possible (especially if you went to the MLA Commons
on-line and signed the petition).

The MLA is implementing some changes, such as using the new Forum structure
(rather than Division) and actively pursuing the members' use of digital
and social media with a new feature such as the MLA Commons, which is an
open forum for discussions.

This is a good moment to join the MLA, and also importantly, propose Korean
Studies panels and meetings at its annual conventions.  The Korean LLC
Forum will be sponsoring select panels each year.  We would appreciate your
interest and active participation.  The MLA can be a great resource and
help us forge new paths for Korean LLC.  Below this announcement, you will
see the important deadlines for the 2015 convention, which we hope will be
helpful as you plan a panel for the 2016 convention.

Thank you for your attention, and we hope to see many Korean LLC panel
proposals from you.


Kelly Jeong, with Jina Kim, Heekyoung Cho, and Kyeong-Hee Choi (Executive


mid July

Proofs of program copy and information on date, time, and place of January
2015 convention sessions sent to organizers

late July

Deadline for receipt of corrections to proofs of program copy for the
November 2014 (Program) issue of *PMLA* for January 2015 convention

late Aug.

Information on date, time, and place of the January 2015 convention
sessions to be sent by organizers to panelists

early Sept.

Early registration for MLA members opens for January 2015 convention

late Sept.

Fall 2014 *MLA Newsletter* (Convention Issue) mailed to members and posted

early Oct.

Early member registration rates end. Regular registration opens for members
and nonmembers for January 2015 convention.

early Dec.

Preregistration deadline for January 2015 convention

early Dec.

Hotel reservation deadline for January 2015 convention


8-11 Jan.

2015 MLA convention held in Vancouver

9 Jan.

Postmark deadline for registration refund request for January 2015

12 Jan.

Session organizers may post calls for papers for 2016 convention.

28 Feb.

Deadline for submission of January 2016 convention calls for papers

*1 Apr.*

*Program copy deadline* for all convention sessions, including special
sessions, for January 2016 convention

Deadline for receipt of requests for waiver of membership requirements for
participants in the January 2016 convention

Deadline for submission of requests for audiovisual equipment for the
January 2016 convention

7 Apr.

Deadline by which session participants at the January 2016 convention must
be listed on the MLA membership rolls

15 Apr.

Deadline for receipt of requests for funds for speakers at the January 2016

early June

Notification of Program Committee's decisions mailed to members who
submitted proposals for special sessions and competitive sessions for
January 2016 convention

mid June

Notification of decisions on funding requests mailed to organizers who
applied for funds for speakers

Kelly Y. Jeong
Associate Professor,
Department of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages
UC Riverside
900 University Avenue HMNSS 2401
Riverside, CA  92521

Tel  951 827 5007 (Dept.)
Fax 951 827 2160 (Dept.)
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