MLA 2020 Sessions

215. Inventing and Inheriting Scholarly Journals: Perspectives on Beginnings
Friday, 10 January 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, 401 (WSCC)

Editors from a variety of journal types discuss the implications of starting a scholarly journal and of taking one over and reinventing or refreshing it.

Stephanie Foote (West Virginia U, Morgantown)
Bruce Holsinger (U of Virginia)
John Nieto-Phillips (Indiana U, Bloomington)
John G. Peters (U of North Texas)
Renee R. Trilling (U of Illinois, Urbana)
Adam Zucker (U of Massachusetts, Amherst)
John N. Duvall (Purdue U, West Lafayette)

633. Fifty Years of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals—and Forward
Saturday, 11 January 5:15 PM-6:30 PM, 401 (WSCC)

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1. Fifty Years of Change: Editors and Learned Journals, Marilyn S. Gaull (Editorial Inst.)
2. Reflecting B(l)ack on a CELJ Session at the 2011 MLA Convention, Joycelyn K. Moody (U of Texas, San Antonio)
3. Value Added: CELJ’s Chat with an Editor Program and Serving Authors and Editors Past and Present, Michael E. Cornett (Duke U)

[Note: We are saddened by the passing of Marilyn Gaull. Her speaking slot will be replaced by a history of CELJ’s Editor’s Notes/Bulletin, presented by Cheryl Ball.]

Cheryl E. Ball (Wayne State U)


108. How to Get Published
Thursday, 9 January 3:30 PM-4:45 PM, 4C-3 (WSCC)

Editors from ARIEL, Legacy, and Narrative demystify the process of publishing in scholarly journals for graduate students and faculty members at any stage of their academic careers. Their breadth should appeal to a wide range of scholars, as should the promise of some insider knowledge. The session includes an interactive component and allows substantial time for questions and answers.

Michael Tavel Clarke (U of Calgary)
Faye S. Halpern (U of Calgary)
James Phelan (Ohio State U, Columbus)
Susan Tomlinson (U of Massachusetts, Boston)
Nora Gilbert (U of North Texas)

316. Publishing for the Digital Humanities
Friday, 10 January 1:45 PM-3:00 PM, 607 (WSCC)

Sponsoring Entity:
Council of Editors of Learned Journals & TC Digital Humanities

Participants discuss the digital in scholarly publishing. Depending on one’s role as scholar, editor, publisher, librarian, or reader, the digital might refer to open access, open (or closed) peer review, the publication of digital media objects-as-scholarship and digital humanities projects, and the role of tenure and promotion within this rapidly changing landscape. Speakers represent publishers who have broken new ground in these areas.

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Nick Lindsay (MIT Press)
Laura C. Mandell (Texas A&M U, College Station)
Siobhan McMenemy (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
Cheryl E. Ball (Wayne State U)