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Draft Proposal, 11 September 2013

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Thank you for taking the time to review this proposed new map of MLA groups. The proposal is closed to new comments. We invite you to learn more about the next steps in the process here.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 For information about the principles guiding this proposed revision, what the new map would mean for convention sessions, and how groups would be reviewed going forward, please visit our introductory letter and FAQ.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 As you view the map, you can comment on a particular group by clicking on the adjacent speech bubble or leave a general comment by clicking on “Comments on the whole page.” You will need to log in to the Commons to comment.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On this new map, groups are clustered into six broad thematic categories, listed alphabetically. Groups are arranged alphabetically or chronologically within those categories. Note that we propose that groups do one of the following: keep the same name as before, be renamed, be divided, or be reconceptualized or amalgamated. (In some cases we are presenting you with a choice of group name or configuration.)

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 You can find a full list of the current divisions and discussion groups at the MLA Web site. If you have questions about how to log in or comment, please read the step-by-step guide or e-mail ​commons@mla.org.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The proposal will be available for comment on MLA Commons until 20 November. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 2 Marianne Hirsch, President
Margaret Ferguson, First Vice President

Key

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 1 CATEGORY Group with new name proposed

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 CATEGORY Reconfigured group

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 3 CATEGORY New group

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 CATEGORY Group with no change or with a name change approved by its executive committee

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Hover or click to see previous group names and whether they were divisions (D) or discussion groups (G).

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 3 CLCS Classical and Modern

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 2 CLCS Medieval

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 6 CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 CLCS 18th-Century

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 CLCS Romantic and 19th-Century

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 5 CLCS Atlantic Related group

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 14 CLCS Caribbean

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 6 CLCS Global South

22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 8 CLCS Hemispheric American

23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 4 CLCS Indian Ocean

24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 8 CLCS Mediterranean Related group

25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 2 CLCS Pacific

26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 29 CLCS Regional

Genre and Media Studies

27 Leave a comment on paragraph 27 28 GMS Book History and Print Culture Related group

28 Leave a comment on paragraph 28 0 GMS Cinema and the Moving Image

29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 4 GMS Children’s and Young Adult Literature

30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 2 GMS Comics and Graphic Narratives

31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 12 GMS Digital Humanities

32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 5 GMS Drama and Performance

33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 2 GMS Folklore

34 Leave a comment on paragraph 34 23 GMS Library and Archive Studies or Print, Digital, and Information Culture Related group

35 Leave a comment on paragraph 35 2 GMS Life Writing

36 Leave a comment on paragraph 36 1 GMS Literary Criticism

37 Leave a comment on paragraph 37 5 GMS Literature and Other Arts

38 Leave a comment on paragraph 38 5 GMS Media Studies

39 Leave a comment on paragraph 39 3 GMS Nonfiction Prose

40 Leave a comment on paragraph 40 0 GMS Opera

41 Leave a comment on paragraph 41 3 GMS Poetry and Poetics

42 Leave a comment on paragraph 42 0 GMS Popular Culture

43 Leave a comment on paragraph 43 0 GMS Prose Fiction

44 Leave a comment on paragraph 44 1 GMS Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature

45 Leave a comment on paragraph 45 0 GMS Travel Writing

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

African

46 Leave a comment on paragraph 46 9 LLC Southern African Related group

47 Leave a comment on paragraph 47 16 LLC Sub-Saharan African Related group

American

48 Leave a comment on paragraph 48 1 LLC Early American

49 Leave a comment on paragraph 49 0 LLC 19th-Century American

50 Leave a comment on paragraph 50 1 LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American or Transatlantic Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century Related group

51 Leave a comment on paragraph 51 2 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American

52 Leave a comment on paragraph 52 6 LLC African American and African Diasporic

53 Leave a comment on paragraph 53 2 LLC American Sign Language

54 Leave a comment on paragraph 54 20 LLC Asian American and Asian Diasporic

55 Leave a comment on paragraph 55 11 LLC Chicana and Chicano

56 Leave a comment on paragraph 56 4 LLC Italian American and Italian Diasporic

57 Leave a comment on paragraph 57 3 LLC Jewish American and Jewish Diasporic

58 Leave a comment on paragraph 58 6 LLC Latina and Latino

59 Leave a comment on paragraph 59 0 LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English

60 Leave a comment on paragraph 60 9 LLC Native American

Arabic

61 Leave a comment on paragraph 61 2 LLC Classical and Postclassical Arabic Related group

62 Leave a comment on paragraph 62 4 LLC Modern Arabic Related group

Arthurian

63 Leave a comment on paragraph 63 4 LLC Arthurian

Asian

64 Leave a comment on paragraph 64 7 LLC Comparative East Asian

65 Leave a comment on paragraph 65 3 LLC Japanese

66 Leave a comment on paragraph 66 1 LLC Korean

67 Leave a comment on paragraph 67 4 LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic

68 Leave a comment on paragraph 68 10 LLC South Asian Film, New Media, and Popular Culture

69 Leave a comment on paragraph 69 1 LLC West Asian

Canadian

70 Leave a comment on paragraph 70 3 LLC Canadian

Celtic

71 Leave a comment on paragraph 71 1 LLC Celtic

Chinese

72 Leave a comment on paragraph 72 2 LLC Pre- and Early Modern Chinese

73 Leave a comment on paragraph 73 1 LLC Ming Qing Chinese

74 Leave a comment on paragraph 74 14 LLC Republican and Communist Chinese

Dutchophone

75 Leave a comment on paragraph 75 2 LLC Dutchophone

English

76 Leave a comment on paragraph 76 3 LLC Old English

77 Leave a comment on paragraph 77 4 LLC Middle English

78 Leave a comment on paragraph 78 8 LLC Chaucer

79 Leave a comment on paragraph 79 25 LLC 16th-Century British or British Early Modern Related group

80 Leave a comment on paragraph 80 28 LLC 17th-Century British or British Early Modern Related group

81 Leave a comment on paragraph 81 0 LLC Shakespeare

82 Leave a comment on paragraph 82 88 LLC Restoration and Early-18th-Century British or The Long 18th Century Related group

83 Leave a comment on paragraph 83 53 LLC Late-18th-Century British or The Long 18th Century Related group

84 Leave a comment on paragraph 84 1 LLC Romantic

85 Leave a comment on paragraph 85 0 LLC Victorian

86 Leave a comment on paragraph 86 4 LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century British or Transatlantic Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century Related group

87 Leave a comment on paragraph 87 2 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century British

88 Leave a comment on paragraph 88 6 LLC Anglophone Other Than British and American

French

89 Leave a comment on paragraph 89 0 LLC Medieval French

90 Leave a comment on paragraph 90 0 LLC 16th-Century French

91 Leave a comment on paragraph 91 1 LLC 17th-Century French

92 Leave a comment on paragraph 92 0 LLC 18th-Century French

93 Leave a comment on paragraph 93 0 LLC 19th-Century French

94 Leave a comment on paragraph 94 1 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French

95 Leave a comment on paragraph 95 4 LLC Francophone

German

96 Leave a comment on paragraph 96 2 LLC German to 1700

97 Leave a comment on paragraph 97 0 LLC 18th- and Early-19th-Century German

98 Leave a comment on paragraph 98 3 LLC 19th- and Early-20th-Century German

99 Leave a comment on paragraph 99 8 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century German

Hungarian

100 Leave a comment on paragraph 100 2 LLC Hungarian

Iberian

101 Leave a comment on paragraph 101 13 LLC Iberian to 1500

102 Leave a comment on paragraph 102 3 LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Iberian Poetry and Prose

103 Leave a comment on paragraph 103 0 LLC Early Modern Iberian Drama

104 Leave a comment on paragraph 104 1 LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Iberian

105 Leave a comment on paragraph 105 9 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Iberian

106 Leave a comment on paragraph 106 0 LLC Catalan

107 Leave a comment on paragraph 107 3 LLC Galician

Irish

108 Leave a comment on paragraph 108 0 LLC Irish

Italian

109 Leave a comment on paragraph 109 1 LLC Medieval and Renaissance Italian

110 Leave a comment on paragraph 110 0 LLC 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian

111 Leave a comment on paragraph 111 0 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Italian

Jewish

112 Leave a comment on paragraph 112 2 LLC Hebrew

113 Leave a comment on paragraph 113 0 LLC Jewish Cultural Studies

114 Leave a comment on paragraph 114 0 LLC Sephardic

115 Leave a comment on paragraph 115 0 LLC Yiddish

Latin American

116 Leave a comment on paragraph 116 1 LLC Colonial Latin American

117 Leave a comment on paragraph 117 1 LLC 19th-Century Latin American

118 Leave a comment on paragraph 118 4 LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American

119 Leave a comment on paragraph 119 5 LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic

120 Leave a comment on paragraph 120 0 LLC Mexican

121 Leave a comment on paragraph 121 3 LLC Puerto Rican

Luso

122 Leave a comment on paragraph 122 4 LLC Global Lusophone

123 Leave a comment on paragraph 123 3 LLC Luso-Brazilian

Nordic

124 Leave a comment on paragraph 124 0 LLC Nordic

125 Leave a comment on paragraph 125 0 LLC Old Norse

Occitan

126 Leave a comment on paragraph 126 0 LLC Occitan

Romanian

127 Leave a comment on paragraph 127 2 LLC Romanian

Scottish

128 Leave a comment on paragraph 128 5 LLC Scottish

Slavic

129 Leave a comment on paragraph 129 1 LLC Russian

130 Leave a comment on paragraph 130 0 LLC Slavic and East European

Language Studies

131 Leave a comment on paragraph 131 9 LS Applied and General Linguistics

132 Leave a comment on paragraph 132 0 LS Germanic Philology and Linguistics

133 Leave a comment on paragraph 133 8 LS Global English

134 Leave a comment on paragraph 134 0 LS Language and Society

135 Leave a comment on paragraph 135 2 LS Language Change

136 Leave a comment on paragraph 136 0 LS Language Theory

137 Leave a comment on paragraph 137 0 LS Linguistics and Literature

138 Leave a comment on paragraph 138 2 LS Multilingualism and Heritage Languages

139 Leave a comment on paragraph 139 35 LS Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies

140 Leave a comment on paragraph 140 1 LS Romance Linguistics

141 Leave a comment on paragraph 141 3 LS Translation

142 Leave a comment on paragraph 142 3 LS Vernaculars and Creoles

Teaching and the Profession

143 Leave a comment on paragraph 143 12 TAP Activism and Advocacy

144 Leave a comment on paragraph 144 3 TAP Community Colleges

145 Leave a comment on paragraph 145 5 TAP Graduate Studies

146 Leave a comment on paragraph 146 18 TAP Part-Time Faculty Members

147 Leave a comment on paragraph 147 5 TAP The Profession and the Academy

148 Leave a comment on paragraph 148 2 TAP The Teaching of Language

149 Leave a comment on paragraph 149 0 TAP The Teaching of Literature

150 Leave a comment on paragraph 150 9 TAP The Teaching of Writing

Transdisciplinary Connections

151 Leave a comment on paragraph 151 1 TC Age Studies

152 Leave a comment on paragraph 152 11 TC Animal Studies

153 Leave a comment on paragraph 153 0 TC Anthropology and Literature

154 Leave a comment on paragraph 154 2 TC Cognitive Studies and Literature

155 Leave a comment on paragraph 155 0 TC Disability Studies

156 Leave a comment on paragraph 156 7 TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities

157 Leave a comment on paragraph 157 2 TC Indigenous Studies

158 Leave a comment on paragraph 158 0 TC Law and the Humanities

159 Leave a comment on paragraph 159 8 TC Medical Humanities

160 Leave a comment on paragraph 160 14 TC Memory Studies

161 Leave a comment on paragraph 161 5 TC Philosophy and Literature

162 Leave a comment on paragraph 162 1 TC Postcolonial Studies

163 Leave a comment on paragraph 163 3 TC Psychoanalysis and Literature

164 Leave a comment on paragraph 164 2 TC Race and Ethnicity Studies

165 Leave a comment on paragraph 165 1 TC Religion and Literature

166 Leave a comment on paragraph 166 3 TC Science and Technology Studies

167 Leave a comment on paragraph 167 9 TC Sexuality Studies

168 Leave a comment on paragraph 168 0 TC Sociology and Literature

169 Leave a comment on paragraph 169 11 TC Women and Gender Studies

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