Posts Categorized: Feature

Jason Rhody to Lead New Office of Academic Program Services and Professional Development

The MLA is pleased to announce that Jason Rhody, program director at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), will join the MLA staff as director of the office of academic program services and professional development. Formerly the office of programs, the office was renamed to reflect its wide-reaching work to support department chairs and academic… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2022 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the thirty-five MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in January 2022. Their projects include a Fort Lewis College Native American language institute; a book on serialized literature and storytelling in Mexico; a digital archive of Cherokee-language manuscripts and lexical resources; a three-year project… Read more »

Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 15 March 2022

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 2022 fellowships will run from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. Field bibliographers perform a valuable service… Read more »

2023 Presidential Theme: Working Conditions

Christopher Newfield, the 2022–23 president of the MLA, has chosen Working Conditions as the presidential theme for the 2023 MLA Annual Conven­tion in San Francisco. The diverse teaching and research of MLA members are better than ever. Our working conditions are not. The presidential theme of the 2023 convention asks us to reflect on what… Read more »

Results of the 2021 MLA Elections

In balloting that closed on 10 December, MLA members elected Dana A. Williams (Howard University) ​as second vice president. Williams will become MLA president in January 2024. Susan Stanford Friedman, Leah S. Marcus, and Ifeoma C. Kiddoe Nwankwo were elected to the Executive Council. Full election results are available on the MLA website. Congratulations to… Read more »

MLA Bibliography Honors Fellows

The MLA International Bibliography congratulates the 2021 Fellowship Award recipients: David E. García, professor of English, Carthage College Liorah Golomb, humanities librarian, University of Oklahoma S. C. Kaplan, lecturer of French, University of California, Santa Barbara Jessica Ryan, librarian, scholarly communications assistant, Smith College The fellows, who have contributed to the bibliography from 2018 to… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

You are invited to submit essay proposals for two new volumes in development: Teaching Economics and American Literature, edited by Katharine A. Burnett and Amy K. King, in the Options for Teaching series, and the nonseries volume Interventions: Asian American Rhetorical Activity across Time and Space, edited by Amy J. Wan and Morris Young. Proposals for… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2021 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the twelve MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in August 2021. Their projects include a free online resource for teaching Spanish to heritage learners; a digital publication of the notes of Viola Muse, a writer who took part in the Florida Federal Writers… Read more »

MLA Members Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Congratulations to the ten MLA members who have been awarded 2021 American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellowships, which support early-career scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come. Fellows take up year-long placements with members of ACLS’s Research University Consortium,… Read more »

2021 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The Modern Language Association congratulates the 2021 MLA Bibliography fellows who will serve from 2021 to 2024. The MLA International Bibliography staff members work with approximately one hundred field bibliographers, from all parts of the world, who cover subject areas, journals, and languages that cannot be indexed in the New York office. Each spring, five… Read more »