Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA Executive Director Advocates for Fair and Equitable Treatment of Contingent Faculty Members

On 30 January, Paula Krebs, the executive director of the MLA, testified at a Committee on Higher Education and Committee on Civil Service and Labor hearing on contingent labor issues at the City University of New York (CUNY). Krebs recognized the efforts of the City University of New York to address inequities in working conditions… Read more »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 1 April

The MLA International Bibliography is accepting applications for three-year field bibliography fellowships. MLA field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit bibliographic and indexing information for citations in the bibliography. Open to all MLA members, including graduate students, the 2020 fellowships will run from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023. Field bibliographers perform a valuable… Read more »

MLA Members Named National Humanities Center Residential Fellows

Among this year’s National Humanities Center Fellows are seven members of the Modern Language Association. Each fellow will work on individual research and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the center. The MLA commends them for their contribution to humanistic scholarship. Donnelley Family Fellowship John Levi Barnard, University of Illinois,… Read more »

2021 Presidential Theme: Persistence

Judith Butler, the 2020–21 president of the MLA, has chosen Persistence as the presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Annual Conven­tion in Toronto. The humanities is now compelled to fight for its own survival and to mark the path for persistence during intensely challenging times. Humanities scholars are especially alert to the precarity of our… Read more »

The MLA Will Partner with Cambridge University Press to Publish PMLA

The MLA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement for Cambridge University Press to publish the association’s flagship journal, PMLA. Cambridge University Press, a part of the University of Cambridge, is the oldest publishing house in the world.  The publisher of 350 research journals, the press works to further the university’s mission… Read more »

Honoring MLA Bibliography Fellows

The MLA International Bibliography congratulates the 2019 Fellowship Award recipients: Melissa E. Johnson, assistant director of reference and education services, Augusta University Sheila A. Monnet, consultant, retired The fellows, who have contributed to the bibliography from 2016 to 2019, will be awarded a certificate of accomplishment and a check for $500 during the 2020 MLA… Read more »