Association of Departments of Foreign Languages


About the ADFL Bulletin

The ADFL Bulletin is a refereed journal published three times a year by the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, a subsidiary of the Modern Language Association. The ADFL Bulletin prints essays dealing with professional, pedagogical, curricular, and departmental matters.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the MLA Style Manual and submitted as attachments to Questions concerning ADFL or the ADFL Bulletin can be addressed to Dennis Looney, director of ADFL and editor of the Bulletin, at or to David Goldberg, associate director of ADFL and associate editor of the Bulletin, at The mailing address is Modern Language Association, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789.

Individual Access
Departmental Membership: Access to the complete archives of both the ADE and ADFL bulletins is free to graduate students and faculty members in departments that are members of the ADE or the ADFL. If your current department or the department from which you received your graduate degree is a member, it can provide you with the department ID and password to log in at the ADE or ADFL Web site. When you log in, you will be asked to create your own personal log-in information for the ADE or ADFL Web site. Note: you must create a new personal log-in for each new subscription year; personal log-ins from previous years will not be recognized.
Affiliate Membership: Individuals not currently affiliated with an ADE- or ADFL-member department can access the bulletin archives by becoming affiliate members of the ADE or the ADFL. Dues for affiliate memberships are $15 for MLA members and $45 for nonmembers. Affiliate memberships can be purchased online with a credit card and are for the use of a single individual only.

Library Subscriptions
The ADFL Bulletin is available electronically to libraries by subscription. A subscription runs on the academic year (September to August) and buys access to the entire database and search engine. Access is provided through a campus IP address range (e.g., xxx.xx). Electronic subscriptions also include access to the ADE Bulletin.

To purchase a library subscription, please contact Leo Moreton at or 646 576-5146.

Subscription price: $250 for the first IP address range for ADFL Bulletin and ADE Bulletin access; each additional IP address costs $150.


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