Before MLA 2013 recedes into memory, here is an update on good summaries of conference events. Digital Humanities Now has published an excellent and rich listing of links to talks, slides and videos in their Editor’s Choice: #AHA2013 and #MLA13 Roundup. You’ll see links to sessions on building digital dissertations, the dark side of digital humanities (five posts), the two THATCamps at MLA and AHA, digital humanities and theory and dh and pedagogy, and many more interesting summaries.
An new online network for members, MLA Commons, recently launched with discussion groups on a variety of topics, calls for papers, member resources and blog posts. MLA Commons joins other social networking platforms in the academic realm, such as DHCommons. MLA is partnering with CUNY Academic Commons by participating in the initial phase of “Commons in a Box,” to launch its Commons.
For a bit of background, see An Academic Hopes to Take the MLA Into the Social Web for Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s vision of the project and a video of her talk on the Future of Authorship. “Commons in a Box” & the Importance of Open Academic Networks and
The CUNY Academic Commons Announces The Commons in a Box Project.