Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA Members Receive 2023 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the thirty-one MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in January 2023. Their projects include a digital recovery hub focused on surfacing the work of American women writers; the creation of a humanities and health justice pathways program; a book examining American high school… Read more »

Response to Florida Violations of Shared Governance and Academic Freedom

The MLA’s professional standards on academic freedom and shared governance, including the MLA Statement on Academic Freedom (2014), Tool Kit on Academic Freedom, and Tool Kit on Shared Governance, are clear. The political machinations in Florida that have resulted in what dismissed New College of Florida president Patricia Okker referred to as a “hostile takeover” are in violation of every standard of shared governance, including those… Read more »

Members Elect Tina Lu as Second Vice President

“It is my honor to serve the MLA as its first vice president of East Asian descent. These pandemic years—with their resurgence of anti-Asian hate, their demands on all of us who care for family members, their suspension of normal schooling—have made clear how scholars and teachers are not disembodied brains but people with other… Read more »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 15 March 2023

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 2023 fellowships will run from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2026. Field bibliographers perform a valuable service for the… Read more »

MLA Bibliography Honors Fellows

The MLA International Bibliography congratulates the 2022 Fellowship Award recipients: Virginia M. Adán-Lifante, full teaching professor, world languages coordinator, and chair of the department of literatures, languages, and cultures, University of California, Merced Allison Bernard, adjunct professor, Columbia University; visiting assistant professor, Wesleyan University Aedín Clements, Irish studies librarian, University of Notre Dame Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, head, humanities… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Volume

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead, edited by Stephanie Li, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Colson Whitehead’s works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available… Read more »