Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 11:34:43 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Comment on MLA
When considering what will be missed when/if ADS no longer has its big
meeting with MLA --
Remember PDE. Discussions in the Present-Day English sessions made rather
direct contributions to the planning for the Atlas.
I've found the Lexicography Discussion Group to be interesting. And sometimes
Language & Society has good programs.
And some of the other lang/ling sessions, such as Language Theory, often
are organized by spirits kindred to ADS members.
I'm not arguing against change -- just inserting some little reminders.
For what it's worth, I'll say it again. I like MLA. I pay my fees; I get
a badge. I see old friends. I stay in a nice hotel. I get a laugh out of
critical theorists getting it on in the registration line. The parties are
good. The book exhibition is reason enough to go--even to Chicago in
December. But then I teach a good deal of literature in addition to HEL
But a separate meeting somewhere else for all the exec/committee stuff is
OK. And the Philadelphia plan sounds good. Uhmm, mussels at Walt's on 2nd
Street--I hope it's still there. Vats of olives in the Italian market.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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