Posts Categorized: New Online

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 »

COVID-19 Updates

MLA staff members are working remotely to make sure MLA resources are available to you, and we’ve created a new site that has information to help you move your course online. Please check this page regularly for the latest updates related to COVID-19 and the MLA. Resources The MLA has launched an emergency grant program… Read more »

New Report Documents Trends in Language Study

The MLA has just released its full report on language course enrollments in colleges and universities in the United States. Based on a comprehensive census of 2,547 institutions, Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Final Report documents changes in enrollments in the fifteen most-studied… Read more »

Results of 2019 Ratification Vote

Voting on the 2019 ratification ballot concluded at midnight (EDT) on 15 May. Members ratified the election of César Aira; Tahar ben Jelloun; Samuel R. Delany, Jr.; Gish Jen; Elias Khoury; Claudia Rankine; and J. K. Rowling to honorary fellowship in the association. Support for the candidates ranged from 84% to 97% of the members… Read more »

MLA Opposes Cuts to Academic Programs in Wisconsin

The MLA and twenty-two other scholarly associations have issued a joint statement urging the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, administration to reconsider proposals to eliminate key humanities and social science majors. These programs are critical to preparing students for the full range of careers they are likely to experience in their working lifetimes. We encourage… Read more »

New MLA Report Documents Trends in Language Study

The results of the MLA’s latest census of language course enrollments in colleges and universities in the United States are now available in a preliminary report on the MLA Web site. According to Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Preliminary Report, aggregated fall… Read more »

MLA Bibliography Expands Its Online Course Offerings

In January 2018, the MLA International Bibliography launches four new subject area modules to accompany its online course Understanding the MLA International Bibliography. Each module will focus on searching the bibliography for scholarly publications in one of four disciplines: folklore, linguistics, film (including television, video, and other broadcast media), and rhetoric and composition. Students who… Read more »

Help Shape Literary Studies in the Digital Age Anthology

A new draft essay has been selected for open review in Literary Studies in the Digital Age, the MLA’s first born-digital, publicly available anthology. The anthology’s editors invite you to comment on Jojo Karlin’s “Our Digital Literary Legacy: Producing and Preserving Digital Dissertations in English.” They may then ask the author to review the piece in… Read more »

MLA Issues Statement on Content Warnings

The Executive Council has issued a statement on the use of content warnings as a matter of pedagogical accessibility and professional ethics. The MLA observes that advance warnings about the nature of classroom material should not serve the purpose of avoiding challenging or controversial content. Instead, used at the discretion of the instructor, warnings should… Read more »

Angela Gibson Named New Director of Scholarly Communication

The MLA is pleased to announce that Angela Gibson has been named the new director of scholarly communication. In this role, Gibson will oversee MLA’s periodical and book publications, book acquisitions, and digital initiatives. This includes expanding the array of educational and editorial resources available at The MLA Style Center; enriching the MLA’s open-access resources, including CORE and MLA Commons;… Read more »