→ othhin writes about not "being thrilled" about interviewing for a job with a 4/4 teaching load: "why is there an inverse relationship between the focus on teaching and the quantity of the teaching load?"
→ Absurdist Paradise on the topic of interview question preparation: "I read somewhere that the 'dream course' question is a trick. It's not about the course you'd love to teach, but the one that fits in with their curriculum."
→ Don't Ask Me reminds us that more than interviews happen at the MLA ... in fact, some go to MLA to receive awards!
→ Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes posts a few job-search rejection letters along w/ insightful commentary.
→ Freixenet asks for stories about the convention ... and gets a LOT of them
→ PhD LadyBug gets super excited! about a call for an MLA interview, then asks the committee if a phone interview would be possible (due to the cost of going to MLA.) (caliban323 also talks about how expensive going to MLA can be.)
→ Itinerant Thinker posts about throwing in the towel on the academic job search: "There is one school that said it would be interviewing at MLA that I'm still interested in; they are three weeks past their "you'll hear by" deadline, and I'm not holding out much hope."
→ What now? and a few others talk about relying on the job search wiki for info.
Recent Posts on MLA
Some recent blog posts about the upcoming MLA convention: