2016 MLA Annual Convention

When: January 7-10, 2016
Where: Austin, Texas
Institution: 2016 MLA Annual Convention
Facilitators: Doris Sommer, and Adriana Gutiérrez


MLA is the largest scholarly meeting in the humanities. The annual MLA convention brings together thousands of members every year to discuss new research, participate in workshops, and build their professional networks. In the 2016 MLA Annual Convention, Adriana Gutiérrez and Doris Sommer gave a talk and also facilitated a Pre-Texts workshop. During the workshop, participants played with an excerpt from the novel In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust.


Pre-Texts: Lessons Learned from Latin America for MLA’s Working Group on K–16 Alliances

This workshop explored possibilities for K–16 partnerships modeled on the innovative international pedagogical project Pre-Texts, a teacher-training program that develops creative readers by using challenging texts as a prompt for making art. The program was arranged by the MLA Working Group on K–16 Alliances.


Presiding: Adriana Gutiérrez, Harvard University; Doris Sommer, Harvard University