Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

PMLA Special Topic: Cultures of Reading

Literary studies has a long-standing commitment to ideals of close and critical reading. As the scope of our discipline has broadened, however, so has our conception of what reading entails. A new readiness to explore the physical, temporal, and spatial modalities of reading has led scholars to scrutinize the material conditions of this activity at… Read more »

Competing for 2015 Publication Prizes

The MLA Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors and editors to compete for the association’s publication awards. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize, which has a 1 March deadline, there are seven annual and sixteen biennial MLA prizes that honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres… Read more »

MLA Membership Survey Winners

Thanks to all who participated in the MLA’s recent membership survey. The MLA congratulates the following MLA members who took the survey and were randomly chosen as winners of $100 gift cards: Vincent Casaregola, Stephen Cohen, Giuseppe Faustini, Esther Leysorek Goodman, Ursula K. Heise, Melissa Lingle-Martin, Jaime Armin Mejia, Nichole E. Miller, Leslie Zarker Morgan,… Read more »

Join the MLA Executive Director in Discussion of the “Precariat”

Rosemary G. Feal, the executive director of the MLA, will join Barbara Ehrenreich, Andrew Ross, and Jennie Shanker in Washington, DC, on 14 January on the panel The Emergence of the “Precariat”: What Does the Loss of Stable, Well-Compensated Employment Mean for Education? The panel, sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation… Read more »

Make Your Executive Committee Suggestions Now

This year’s elections may be over, but there is still time for members to make suggestions for the executive committee elections that will be held in 2015. Serving on an executive committee is an excellent way for members to become more involved in association activities, to create exciting programming for the annual convention, and to… Read more »

New NEH Grants for Public Scholarship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has launched the Public Scholar Program to support well-researched books in the humanities that are aimed at a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest… Read more »

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

When the Executive Council meets in February 2015, it will make appointments to seventeen standing committees of the association. Through 4 February, these committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page. To suggest yourself or another member of the association, respond to the three prompts on the suggestion page… Read more »

An Outcast of the Islands Awarded CSE Seal

On 14 November 2014, the Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) awarded the CSE seal to An Outcast of the Islands, by Joseph Conrad, edited by Allan H. Simmons. The volume will be published by Cambridge University Press. The CSE serves as a clearinghouse for information about scholarly editing and editorial projects, offers advice and consultation… Read more »