Monthly Archives: January 2021

Brent Hayes Edwards Named PMLA Editor

At its October meeting, the MLA Executive Council appointed Brent Hayes Edwards, Peng Family Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, to serve as the next editor of PMLA. His term begins in July 2021 and runs for three years. Edwards’s research and teaching focus on topics including African American literature, francophone literature,… Read more »

2022 Presidential Theme: Multilingual US

Barbara Fuchs, the 2021–22 president of the MLA, has chosen Multilingual US as the presidential theme for the 2022 MLA Annual Conven­tion in Washington, DC. The MLA can play a crucial role in imagining and supporting a linguistically diverse commons, to make language a tool of inclusion rather than exclusion. For those who care about… Read more »