Archive for June, 2015

Call for proposals: 2017 MLA Panel

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The ISSN Program Committee (Frederick Aldama, Liesbeth Korthals Altes, and Jan Alber) invites proposals for the Society’s guaranteed session at the 2017 MLA, scheduled for 5–8 January in Philadelphia. A topic may be proposed by any current member(s) of ISSN, who would also chair or co-chair the chosen panel.
Participation on the panel will be open to all members of MLA. Proposals for the ISSN session at MLA 2017 should include a session title and a brief rationale not to exceed one page.

Please submit your proposal to Jan Alber ( by November 1, 2015.

The Program Committee will announce its selection by December 1, 2015.

Nominations for ISSN Elections!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015


Dear Members of ISSN,


This October the Society will elect two new Executive Board members, to serve for three years, as well as its next Second Vice-President, who serves four years (proceeding to First Vice-President, President, and Past President). The nominations for these positions are drawn up by the nominating committee, which comprises the current VP and two other Society members.  This year, that is me, Per Krogh Hansen and Bronwen Thomas.


All ISSN members are invited to propose names for the nominating committee to consider. Self-nominations are entirely in order, so don’t be shy! Note that eligible candidates will have attended recent ISSN conferences, and will usually commit to attending two meetings of the ISSN Executive Board in each year of their term – one at the ISSN Conference and one at the MLA Convention.


Please send your suggestions to me, Per or Bronwen (along with a brief indication of the reason for your recommendation) no later than August 1.


Brian McHale:

Per Krogh Hansen:

Bronwen Thomas: ‎


All the best,

Brian McHale