Posts Categorized: Member Resources and Links

MLA Bibliography Honors Fellows

The MLA International Bibliography congratulates the 2020 Fellowship Award recipients: Brian Flota, humanities librarian, James Madison University Carmela Mattza, associate professor of Spanish, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Amanda L. Watson, librarian for English and comparative literature, New York University The fellows, who have contributed to the bibliography from 2017 to 2020, will be awarded… Read more »

MLA Executive Council Statements on COVID-19 and Higher Education

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, higher education faces unprecedented challenges, with significant consequences for institutions, faculty members, and students. In its statements about the pandemic, the MLA Executive Council has appealed to institutional leaders to uphold their central mission and support faculty members, staff members, and students in their vital work… Read more »

New Resource for Teaching Literary Research with the MLA Bibliography

The MLA has just released “Literary Topics,” the fifth subject-area module for use in conjunction with our free teaching resource Understanding the MLA International Bibliography: An Online Course. The other four subject modules are “Film, Television, and Radio,” “Folklore,” “Linguistics,” and “Rhetoric and Composition.” The subject modules build on the general database search skills taught… Read more »

Growing Humanities Commons

Launched in 2016 as an expansion of MLA Commons, the Humanities Commons platform now serves more than 20,000 users who can share their work, create sites, and connect with scholars around the world. To support the continued growth of the network, hosting of Humanities Commons will be moving from the MLA to Michigan State University,… Read more »

Help Shape PMLA

Special features are clusters of essays on a topic of wide interest that appear under the rubrics Theories and Methodologies, which addresses a timely issue or recent work of scholarship, and The Changing Profession, which takes up new and emerging fields in the humanities.  Under new procedures, each fall members will be invited to submit… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2020 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the fifteen MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in July. Their projects include a group biography of five female members of the American transcendentalist movement; institutes on Frederick Douglass and Zora Neale Hurston; and the creation of a vital digital humanities infrastructure, including… Read more »

Contribute to an MLA Approaches Volume on the Works of Jorge Luis Borges

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges, edited by José Eduardo González, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Instructors who have taught Borges’s works are encouraged to contribute to the volume by completing a survey about their experiences. Information about proposing an essay is… Read more »

2020 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The Modern Language Association congratulates the 2020 MLA Bibliography fellows who will serve from 2020 to 2023. 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 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships

Congratulations to the seven MLA members among the winners of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships announced in April 2020. The projects recognized include storytelling in a transmedia era, the history and theory of “sexual aim,” and the making and use over centuries of early modern fiction. Fellowships Guillermina De Ferrari, University of Wisconsin, Madison Field… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2020 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the twenty-two MLA members who are among the winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in April 2020. Their projects include the development of an online directory of libraries, museums, and archives containing sources on Hispanic history in the United States; the creation of a minor in future studies; the… Read more »