Monthly Archives: October 2019

MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the nine MLA members who are among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in August 2019. Their projects include a scholarly edition of Charles W. Chesnutt’s stories; a five-day institute for using digital methods to research digital culture; and a symposium on James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney. Scholarly Editions… Read more »

MLA Members Win MacArthur Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that three MLA members are among the 2019 Fellows honored by the MacArthur Foundation. Congratulations to the following: Saidiya Hartman, literary scholar and cultural historian Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Jeffrey Alan Miller, literary scholar Department of English, Montclair State University Emily Wilson, classicist and translator Department… Read more »

MLA Teaching Institutes on Reading and Writing at Access-Oriented Institutions

The first two MLA Teaching Institutes—aimed at strengthening the teaching of English at access-oriented institutions—were offered this summer in Seattle and Amherst. The institutes are funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This year’s thirty-two participants, a mix of faculty members at access-oriented institutions and advanced doctoral students at regional universities, received $2,500 stipends to… Read more »