Posts Categorized: Feature

Major Changes in the MLA’s Resolution Process

The recent ratification of constitutional amendments affecting the association’s resolution process has brought the following major changes to the association’s resolution process: the submission deadline is now 1 September, one hundred supporting signatures from current members are required, and emergency resolutions have been eliminated. These changes are reflected not only in the constitution (see articles… Read more »

Important News about the MLA Job List

Changes are coming to MLA Job Information List (soon to be the MLA Job List) this summer. We’re working to make a new, streamlined site that will make it easier for job seekers to find jobs and for employers to post jobs. The new site will also feature a wider range of jobs, to reflect… Read more »

New Report Documents Trends in Language Study

The MLA has just released its full report on language course enrollments in colleges and universities in the United States. Based on a comprehensive census of 2,547 institutions, Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Final Report documents changes in enrollments in the fifteen most-studied… Read more »

Results of 2019 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2019 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 15 May. Members ratified the election of César Aira; Tahar ben Jelloun; Samuel R. Delany, Jr.; Gish Jen; Elias Khoury; Claudia Rankine; and J. K. Rowling to honorary fellowship in the association. Support for the candidates ranged from 84% to 97% of the members… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the eleven MLA members who are among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in March 2019. Their projects include preservation efforts for Chuquisaca Quechua, an indigenous and endangered language; a project to restructure the Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive; development of an interdisciplinary course on the Middle East and North… Read more »

MLA Members Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Modern Language Association congratulates the six MLA members who were named 2019 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to literary criticism and literature. Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University Harry J. Elam, Jr., Stanford University Jacques Neefs, Johns Hopkins University, MD Mary Louise… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2019 Guggenheim Award

Congratulations to the eleven MLA members among the winners of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships announced in April 2019. The projects recognized include a deep history of cybernetics, an exploration of United States history through the prism of the high school canon, the temporalities of ice in an epoch of climate change, and Japanese culture… Read more »

May and June Deadlines for MLA Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. There are eleven prizes with a 1 May deadline, and one prize has a 1 June deadline. Information on all the annual and biennial MLA prizes, their deadlines, and the submission process is available online. You may also request detailed information on… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

The volume Approaches to Teaching Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, edited by Kimberly C. Reed, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences…. Read more »