Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA President Barbara Fuchs to Receive Instituto Cervantes’s Ñ Award

Barbara Fuchs, president of the Modern Language Association, will be presented with the inaugural Instituto Cervantes’s Ñ Award by King Felipe VI of Spain on the occasion of the institute’s thirtieth anniversary. The Instituto Cervantes was created in 1991 to further the teaching of Spanish and Spain’s vernacular languages and to enhance the visibility of… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on the Works of Toni Morrison

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Toni Morrison, edited by Piper Kendrix Williams, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Morrison’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 »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on the Works of George Orwell

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of George Orwell, edited by Patricia Rae, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Orwell’s 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 »

Results of 2021 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2021 ratification ballot concluded at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on 30 April. Members ratified the election of Bei Dao and Reina María Rodríguez to honorary fellowship in the association. Support for the candidates averaged 96.5% of the members who voted. Both candidates will be invited to accept the honor.

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

The Modern Language Association congratulates the five MLA members who were named 2021 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to the humanities. Ian Baucom, University of Virginia Eric L. Santner, University of Chicago Hortense J. Spillers, Vanderbilt University Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University Deborah F. Tannen, Georgetown… Read more »

MLA Endorses Twenty-First-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act

The MLA has strongly endorsed the Twenty-First-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, proposed by Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, which would establish a grant program in the Department of Labor to assist unemployed and underemployed workers whose careers have been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like its predecessor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Federal… Read more »

MLA Members Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Congratulations to the five MLA members among those awarded 2021 American Council of Learned Societies fellowships, which support outstanding scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The projects recognized include a book about free verse as a racialized construction that created barriers for Black and Indigenous poets and critics and another about renowned authors who… Read more »

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 »