Posts Categorized: Feature

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, Teaching Literature and Writing in Prisons, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy and Patrick Elliot Alexander. The essays in this volume seek to examine the teaching practices that animate literary learning communities in contemporary prisons in the United States. The editors invite… Read more »

MLA Members Receive August 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The Modern Language Association congratulates the seven MLA members who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants in August 2018. Their various projects include a seminar for higher education teachers on nineteenth-century western New York writers and a study of a 1970s African American women’s writing group. Public Scholar Program Devoney Looser, Arizona State… Read more »

Results of 2018 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2018 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 1 June. Members ratified the 2018 Delegate Assembly’s approval of two constitutional amendments. One amendment changes the composition of the association’s board of trustees, provides for different term lengths, includes term limits, and eliminates references to restricted funds and budget accounts that no longer… Read more »

2018 MLA Elections

The Nominating Committee has arranged the 2018 elections for second vice president and the Executive Council, and the Elections Committee has arranged thirty-five contests for professional-issues and regional seats in the Delegate Assembly. Full election and candidate information will be available in the fall, with the election ballot.

2018 Ratification Ballot Awaits Members’ Attention

Final adoption of the constitutional amendments and the resolution approved by the Delegate Assembly at its January 2018 meeting depends on the vote of the membership. The online ratification ballot will be available at the MLA Web site only until the end of the month. All members in good standing as of 17 April who were… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching Homer’s Odyssey

The volume Approaches to Teaching Homer’s Odyssey, edited by Lillian E. Doherty, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at the end… Read more »

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

The Modern Language Association congratulates the five MLA members who were named 2018 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to literary criticism and literature. Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago Bill Brown, University of Chicago Simon E. Gikandi, Princeton University Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California Diana… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The Modern Language Association congratulates the nine MLA members who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants in April 2018. Their various projects include an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on war led by student veterans and a study on the literary cultural connections between the Philippines and Latin America. Dialogues on the Experience of War… Read more »

MLA Receives Grant to Support Archiving Activities

The MLA has received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources to support an ongoing project, The Hidden History of Modern Language: Revitalizing the Archives of the Modern Language Association. The MLA will engage in a five-month project processing and cataloging the General Chronological Series, dramatically improving the… Read more »

We Want Your Recipes!

Have a delicious recipe with a literary tie-in? We’re seeking literary-themed recipes for the MLA’s first cookbook. Proceeds from the cookbook, which will be sold at the 2019 convention in Chicago, will support the MLA’s advocacy and professional development programs. To submit your recipe, e-mail achang@mla.org by 15 May. We welcome recipes for appetizers, main and side… Read more »