Events of interest in the United States:

MLA 2014: Chicago  The Modern Language Association will host its 129th Annual Convention from January 9-12. This is a major event for anyone involved in the study or teaching of language and literature. The presidential theme for the convention will be “Vulnerable Times”, to address the “vulnerability of life, the planet, and our disciplines, as well as the acts of imagination and forms of resistance that promote social change—in our time and throughout history”.