Herbert Lindenberger, Former President of the MLA, 1929–2018

The MLA is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Herbert Lindenberger, who served as president of the MLA in 1997. An accomplished teacher and scholar, Lindenberger published on a variety of topics, including historical drama, opera, critical theory, aesthetics, and the Holocaust. Before founding Stanford University’s comparative literature program in 1969, he taught at the University of California, Riverside, and at Washington University in St. Louis. Lindenberger committed eleven years of service to the MLA as a member of several committees, including the PMLA Editorial Board, the Committee on Professional Employment, and the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. He also served as an MLA trustee from 2002 to 2014.