Modern Language Association CFP

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The Paradigm Shift in Scholarly Communication: Will Publications Perish?

A Collaborative Session Proposed by the CELJ (Council of Editors of Learned Journals) and the American Library Association Los Angeles – MLA Convention- Jan. 6-9, 2011.

The scholarly essay, once the coin of the realm in academia, is being transformed by digital technologies, which have enabled instant and open access through electronic publishing. This revolution has changed the landscape of every aspect of scholarly publishing. The transformation has been so rapid and so dramatic, that there has been very little opportunity to assess, adjust, and respond to the impact on scholarly communication. The very question about the future viability of learned journals, to say nothing of practices such as peer review, confronts us all as professionals who rely on the integrity of discourse. This session is an effort to deal with those questions directly and initiate a dialogue about how various branches of the scholarly community (editors, authors, publishers, and librarians) can respond to ongoing and inevitable challenges.

Submit – 1 page proposal for a roundtable exchange to Alan Rauch ( by March 15, 2010.
(Participants MUST be members of the MLA.)

President – Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Department of English
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223

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