Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA Members Receive 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships

Congratulations to the seven MLA members among the winners of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships announced in April 2021. The projects recognized include Eavesdropping: The Poetry of Blind Listening; migrant testimony, aesthetics, and resistance in the current European refugee crisis; and Islamic jurisprudence and culture in the crypto-Muslim communities of early modern Spain and Portugal…. Read more »

Propose an MLA Volume

The MLA book program is always eager to hear your ideas for books you would like to propose. We are especially interested in three areas at the moment: our series of MLA Guides, which are companions to the MLA Handbook. These short single-authored volumes are intended to support students in developing skills they need in… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Volume

The volume Teaching Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century United States Short Fiction, edited by Jeehyun Lim and John K. Young, is now in development in the MLA Options for Teaching series. To learn more about the volume and how to propose an essay, please visit the MLA website. Please send abstracts and CVs to the editors by 15… Read more »

Contribute to a New MLA Volume

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume tentatively titled Getting to the Finish Line: New Directions for the Dissertation Process. Edited by Gretchen Busl, Kristina Reardon, and Courtney Ferriter, this collection will address the practical and theoretical underpinnings of dissertations that look like something other than a single-authored scholarly monograph,… Read more »

1 April Deadline for MLA Bibliography Fellowship Applications

The deadline to apply for a three-year field-bibliography fellowship from the MLA International Bibliography is approaching! 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 2021 fellowships will run from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024. Field… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Sherlock Holmes Stories

The volume Approaches to Teaching Sherlock Holmes Stories, edited by Tom Ue, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught works that feature Sherlock Holmes are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available… Read more »

J. Hillis Miller, Former President of the MLA, 1928–2021

The MLA is deeply saddened by the passing of J. Hillis Miller, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine. Born in 1928 in Newport News, Virginia, Miller received his BA from Oberlin College in 1948 and his PhD from Harvard University in 1952. His… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2020 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the twenty MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in December 2020. Their projects include a study of how digital methods in the humanities may reflect racial biases, a book about the influence of blindness on the writing of John Milton, the establishment of… Read more »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 1 April 2021

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 2021 fellowships will run from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024. Field bibliographers perform a valuable service… Read more »

Brent Hayes Edwards Named PMLA Editor

At its October meeting, the MLA Executive Council appointed Brent Hayes Edwards, Peng Family Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, to serve as the next editor of PMLA. His term begins in July 2021 and runs for three years. Edwards’s research and teaching focus on topics including African American literature, francophone literature,… Read more »