Posts Categorized: Feature

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 »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on the Epic of Gilgamesh

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Epic of Gilgamesh, edited by David Damrosch and Sophus Helle, 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… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching the Sonnet

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Sonnet, edited by Joshua Reid, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught the sonnet are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available at the end of… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for two new Options for Teaching volumes in development: Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context, edited by Gloria E. Chacón and Mónica Albizúrez, and Teaching Comic Texts, edited by Bev Hogue.

Upcoming Deadlines for MLA Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. The James Russell Lowell Prize and the MLA Prize for a First Book have a 1 March deadline, and there are three prizes with a 1 April deadline. Information on all the annual and biennial MLA prizes, their deadlines,… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Teaching Dickinson’s Poetry

The volume Approaches to Teaching Dickinson’s Poetry, second edition, edited by Martha Nell Smith, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught these 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 »

2020 Presidential Theme: Being Human

Simon Gikandi, the 2019–20 president of the MLA, has chosen Being Human as the presidential theme for the 2020 MLA Annual Conven­tion in Seattle. The theme invites members to reflect on the role of literature and language in defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment and… Read more »

MLA Awarded Million-Dollar Mellon Grant to Support Teaching at Community Colleges

The MLA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of one million dollars by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen the teaching of English at access-oriented institutions (AOIs). Between 2019 and 2021, the association will organize nine regional summer institutes for those who teach at AOIs and those who would… Read more »