Posts Categorized: Feature

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 »

2022 Presidential Theme: Multilingual US

Barbara Fuchs, the 2021–22 president of the MLA, has chosen Multilingual US as the presidential theme for the 2022 MLA Annual Conven­tion in Washington, DC. The MLA can play a crucial role in imagining and supporting a linguistically diverse commons, to make language a tool of inclusion rather than exclusion. For those who care about… Read more »

ADE and ADFL Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Stacey Lee Donohue, who will receive the Association of Departments of English’s Francis Andrew March Award, and to Pauline R. Yu, who will receive the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession. Donohue, a professor of English at Central Oregon Community College, has served as president of… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on the Works of Benito Pérez Galdós

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Benito Pérez Galdós, edited by Liana Ewald, David George, and Wan Tang, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Galdós’s works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about… Read more »