Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »