Posts Categorized: Feature

Contribute to a New MLA Volume on English Departments outside the Anglosphere

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development, The Global English Department, edited by Ashley Squires and Myles Chilton. This volume will explore the structure and role of English departments outside the Anglosphere and will address issues such as identity, disciplinarity, curricula, and pedagogy. Proposals must be submitted to… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

You are invited to submit essay proposals for a new nonseries volume in development on “lost and found” texts in composition and rhetoric, to be edited by Deborah H. Holdstein. Essays will identify valuable works of scholarship that have been ignored, elided, or forgotten and will discuss the value of making these texts present and… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet

The volume Approaches to Teaching Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, edited by Paulo de Medeiros and Jerónimo Pizarro, 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… Read more »

Major Changes in the MLA’s Resolution Process

The recent ratification of constitutional amendments affecting the association’s resolution process has brought the following major changes, which are intended to increase the effectiveness of resolutions as tools for public advocacy and to provide additional opportunities for member input: the submission deadline is now 1 September, one hundred supporting signatures from current members are required… Read more »

Important News about the MLA Job List

Changes are coming to MLA Job Information List (soon to be the MLA Job List) this summer. We’re working to make a new, streamlined site that will make it easier for job seekers to find jobs and for employers to post jobs. The new site will also feature a wider range of jobs, to reflect… Read more »

New Report Documents Trends in Language Study

The MLA has just released its full report on language course enrollments in colleges and universities in the United States. Based on a comprehensive census of 2,547 institutions, Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Final Report documents changes in enrollments in the fifteen most-studied… Read more »

Results of 2019 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2019 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 15 May. Members ratified the election of César Aira; Tahar ben Jelloun; Samuel R. Delany, Jr.; Gish Jen; Elias Khoury; Claudia Rankine; and J. K. Rowling to honorary fellowship in the association. Support for the candidates ranged from 84% to 97% of the members… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the eleven MLA members who are among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in March 2019. Their projects include preservation efforts for Chuquisaca Quechua, an indigenous and endangered language; a project to restructure the Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive; development of an interdisciplinary course on the Middle East and North… Read more »

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

The Modern Language Association congratulates the six MLA members who were named 2019 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to literary criticism and literature. Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University Harry J. Elam, Jr., Stanford University Jacques Neefs, Johns Hopkins University, MD Mary Louise… Read more »