The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of George Orwell, edited by Patricia Rae, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Orwell’s works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2021
Voting on the 2021 ratification ballot concluded at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on 30 April. Members ratified the election of Bei Dao and Reina María Rodríguez to honorary fellowship in the association. Support for the candidates averaged 96.5% of the members who voted. Both candidates will be invited to accept the honor.
The Modern Language Association congratulates the five MLA members who were named 2021 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to the humanities. Ian Baucom, University of Virginia Eric L. Santner, University of Chicago Hortense J. Spillers, Vanderbilt University Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University Deborah F. Tannen, Georgetown… Read more »
The MLA has strongly endorsed the Twenty-First-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, proposed by Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, which would establish a grant program in the Department of Labor to assist unemployed and underemployed workers whose careers have been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like its predecessor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Federal… Read more »