Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

2019 Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the eighteen 2019 MLA publication prize competitions. The publication prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on 11 January at the 2020 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. The ceremony, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Grand Seattle, is open to the public.

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

The volume Approaches to Teaching Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, edited by Brigitte Fielder and Edith Campbell, is now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught this work are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is available… Read more »

A Digital Future for the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare

The MLA is excited to announce that the Center of Digital Humanities Research at Texas A&M University (TAMU) will be the new home of the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare (NVS) series. Texas A&M will make the NVS editions openly available to scholars on a richly resourced, fully networked digital platform and will become the… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes

The volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of James Baldwin, edited by Rich Blint, and Approaches to Teaching the Harry Potter Novels, edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Tréza Rosado, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught these works are encouraged to contribute to the volumes… Read more »

2019 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The Modern Language Association congratulates the 2019 MLA Bibliography fellows who will serve from 2019 to 2022. 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 »

MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the nine MLA members who are among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in August 2019. Their projects include a scholarly edition of Charles W. Chesnutt’s stories; a five-day institute for using digital methods to research digital culture; and a symposium on James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney. Scholarly Editions… Read more »

MLA Members Win MacArthur Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that three MLA members are among the 2019 Fellows honored by the MacArthur Foundation. Congratulations to the following: Saidiya Hartman, literary scholar and cultural historian Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Jeffrey Alan Miller, literary scholar Department of English, Montclair State University Emily Wilson, classicist and translator Department… Read more »

MLA Teaching Institutes on Reading and Writing at Access-Oriented Institutions

The first two MLA Teaching Institutes—aimed at strengthening the teaching of English at access-oriented institutions—were offered this summer in Seattle and Amherst. The institutes are funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This year’s thirty-two participants, a mix of faculty members at access-oriented institutions and advanced doctoral students at regional universities, received $2,500 stipends to… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Earlier this year, the Delegate Assembly forwarded a proposal for a constitutional amendment to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendment establishes a 1 September deadline for the submission of motions and creates a new category of emergency motions. The next step in the amendment process is for the Delegate Assembly to consider… Read more »

Comment on a Proposed Delegate Assembly Resolution

A resolution has been proposed for consideration by the 2020 Delegate Assembly. Members are invited to share their thoughts on both the wording and the substance of the resolution with the members of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee and the Executive Council. Comments on the resolution will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on 15 October…. Read more »