2014 annual convention sessions of particular interest

Here is a list of convention sessions that may be of particular interest to graduate student members of the MLA:

Sessions. Sessions of particular interest to graduate students include the following:
4. Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in English
Thursday, 9 January, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Gold, Fairmont Chicago

5. Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
Thursday, 9 January, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., State, Fairmont Chicago

42. Using Your Language Proficiency and Cultural Expertise in a Federal Government Career
Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:45 p.m., Gold, Fairmont Chicago

66. The Semipublic Intellectual? Academia, Criticism, and the Internet Age
Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott

119. Open Hearing on the Future of the MLA Divisions and Discussion Groups
Thursday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Chicago VI, Sheraton Chicago

148. Myth Busting the Job Search
Thursday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Chicago F, Chicago Marriott

149. Online Courses: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

173. Beyond the Protomonograph: New Models for the Dissertation
Thursday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Northwestern–Ohio State, Chicago Marriott

182. Demonstration Interviews for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
Thursday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Michigan A, Sheraton Chicago

196. Write on Your Own Time: Scholarship and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Kane, Chicago Marriott

*218. Rethinking the Seminar Paper
Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott

255. Open Hearing of the MLA Delegate Assembly
Friday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Armitage, Chicago Marriott

Navigating the Job Market
Friday, 10 January, 11:35–11:55 a.m., Exhibit Hall Theater, Sheraton Chicago

278. The Creative-Critical Dissertation
Friday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott

290. Reforming the Literature PhD
Friday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago X, Sheraton Chicago

307. Getting Funded in the Humanities: An NEH Workshop
Friday, 10 January, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Chicago VIII, Sheraton Chicago

A Discussion of Career Options for Humanities PhDs 
Friday, 10 January, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Regal Room, Fairmont

352. Graduate Student Perspectives on Reforming Doctoral Study
Friday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago

How You Can Use the MLA Commons
Friday, 10 January, 4:50–5:10 p.m., Exhibit Hall Theater, Sheraton Chicago

421. The Presidential Address
Friday, 10 January, 6:45 p.m., Sheraton IV–V, Sheraton Chicago

439. Translation and Interpreting: Flexible Career Paths in Vulnerable Times
Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago IX, Sheraton Chicago

471. Who Benefits? Competing Agendas and Ethics in Graduate Education
Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago X, Sheraton Chicago

How You Can Use the MLA Commons
Saturday, 11 January, 9:50–10:10 a.m., Exhibit Hall Theater, Sheraton Chicago

504. Comparative Literature: The Next Ten Years
Saturday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Sheraton I, Sheraton Chicago

521. Raising the Bar: Academic Rigor in the Language Classroom
Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

528. Digital Humanities from the Ground Up
Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago VIII, Sheraton Chicago

533. Career Opportunities in English and Foreign Languages at Two-Year Colleges
Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

544. MLA Delegate Assembly
Saturday, 11 January, 1:00 p.m., Grand III, Chicago Marriott

571. Off the Tenure Track, on Our Radar
Saturday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott

599. The Praxis Network: Rethinking Humanities Education, Together and in Public
Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Arkansas, Sheraton Chicago

**611. Exile, Death, Sacrifice: The Poetics of Suffering in Francophone Literature
Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Columbus, Sheraton Chicago

621. Federal Government Opportunities in Foreign Languages for Language Instructors and Program Representatives
Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Chicago X, Sheraton Chicago

*656. Time to Degree: Is a Faster PhD a Better PhD?
Saturday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott

660. MLA Awards Ceremony
Saturday, 11 January, 6:45 p.m., Sheraton IV–V, Sheraton Chicago

703. Strength in Numbers: Unionization as a Strategy for Reducing Faculty Vulnerability
Sunday, 12 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Sheffield, Chicago Marriott

**740. Negotiating, Compromising: Being a Graduate Student
Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Parlor G, Sheraton Chicago

753. Composition in and as the Humanities
Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

757. Alt-Ac Work and Gender: It’s Not Plan B
Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago A–B, Chicago Marriott

783. How We Talk about Contingent Faculty Members
Sunday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott

788. Back Up Your Work: Conceptualizing Writing Support for Graduate Students
Sunday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Grace, Chicago Marriott

*Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession.
**Program arranged by the Graduate Student Caucus.

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