Posts Categorized: Feature

MLA Members Named National Humanities Center Fellows

Among this year’s National Humanities Center Fellows are three members of the Modern Language Association. Each fellow will work on individual research and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the center. The MLA commends them for their contribution to humanistic scholarship. Irving Goh (Languages and Literature, National University of Singapore): Living… Read more »

MLA Members Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Congratulations to the four MLA members who have been awarded 2022 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. This year the program will award more than $3.7 million to support… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Volume

The volume Teaching Science Writing, edited by Lisa Ottum, 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 editor by 15 June 2022.

Resources for Humanities Professionals in Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

The MLA has collected resources shared by its members and by members of the ADE and ADFL communities in response to the invasion of Ukraine. We encourage you to help us develop this list of events, teaching materials, and other resources by sending your suggestions to Lydia Tang, the MLA’s head of world language programs.

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 »