Nominations for 2011 MLA Elections
In accordance with the provisions of the MLA constitution, the Nominating Committee and the Elections Committee have arranged this year’s elections for second vice president, for the Executive Council, and for the Delegate Assembly. Any member of the association may initiate a petition proposing additional candidates for second vice president, for the Executive Council, and for the Delegate Assembly. Procedures for filing petitions are described in articles 6.E, 8.A.2, and 10.E of the MLA constitution. Petitions must reach the executive director before 1 July.
Second Vice President
The 2011 Nominating Committee has selected three nominees for second vice president of the MLA. The person elected will take office on 9 January 2012 and will automatically become first vice president in 2013, serving in that office through the close of the January 2014 convention, and president of the MLA in 2014, serving in that office through the close of the January 2015 convention. The new second vice president must be from the field of English (including American). A biographical summary for each candidate appears below; members will receive voting instructions in the fall.
Wai Chee Dimock. William Lampson Prof. of English and Amer. Studies, Yale Univ. PhD, Yale Univ. Previous appointments: Brandeis Univ., 1992–97; Univ. of California, San Diego, 1990–92; Rutgers Univ., 1982–90. Amer. Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship, 1985–86; New Jersey Governor’s Fellowship in the Humanities, 1989–90; NEH fellowship, 1995–96. Visiting appointment: Harvard Univ., fall 1994. Honorable mention (for Residues of Justice), James Russell Lowell Prize, MLA, 1996; Dactyl Foundation Essay Award (for Oct. 1997 PMLA article, “A Theory of Resonance”), 1998; honorable mention (for Through Other Continents), James Russell Lowell Prize, MLA, 2006; honorable mention (for Through Other Continents), Harry Levin Prize, Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn., 2007. Literary adviser for PBS television series (Invitation to World Literature), aired fall 2010. Fellowship selection comms.: Huntington Library, 2001–03; Amer. Antiquarian Soc., 2007; ACLS, 2008. Fellowship reviewer, Radcliffe Inst. for Advanced Study, 2003–. MLA activities: PMLA Ed. Board, 2004–06; Lowell Prize Selection Comm., 2008–09 (ch., 2009). Ed. board, American Literature, 1990–92. Publications include: Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism (1989), Residues of Justice: Literature, Law, Philosophy (1996), Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time (2006); coed., Rethinking Class: Literary Studies and Social Formations (1994), Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (2007); guest coed., American Literature (2002), ESQ (2006), American Literary History (2006); special topic coed. (“Remapping Genre”), PMLA (Oct. 2007); contrib., American Women Writers (1991), Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies (1995), Law and Popular Culture (2005), Rethinking Tragedy (2008), How the Future Becomes the Present (2008), Teaching World Literature (2009), Globalizing American Studies (2010); articles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, ESQ, Studies in the Novel, PMLA, Raritan, Boundary 2, Yale Journal of Criticism, American Literature, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Henry James Review, Feminist Studies, American Literary History, Common Knowledge, South Atlantic Quarterly, Narrative, New Literary History, Differences.
Margaret W. Ferguson. Distinguished Prof. of English, Univ. of California, Davis. PhD, Yale Univ. Previous appointments: Columbia Univ., 1996–97, 1986–89; Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 1989–96; Yale Univ., 1974–86. Woodrow Wilson fellowship, 1969–70; Kent Fellowship, Danforth Foundation, 1972–74; NEH summer research grant, 1980; NEH research award, summer 1984; NEH senior fellowship, 1985–86; Guggenheim fellowship, 1989–90; Guggenheim publication award (for Dido’s Daughters), 2003; Amer. Council of Learned Societies fellowship, 2011–12. Visiting appointments: Bread Loaf School of English, summer 1981, summer 1992; Univ. of California, Berkeley, spring 1988. William Clyde DeVane Medal for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching, Yale Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, Mar. 1985; Faculty Assembly Teaching Award, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 1994; Elizabeth Gee Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching, Univ. of Colorado, 1995; honorable mention (for Dido’s Daughters), Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize, Renaissance Soc. of America, 2004; honorable mention (for Dido’s Daughters), René Wellek Prize, Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn. (ACLA), 2004; cowinner, Best Book Prize of 2004 (for Dido’s Daughters), Soc. for the Study of Early Modern Women; Roland H. Bainton Prize for Lit. (for Dido’s Daughters), Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, 2004; Outstanding Mentor Award, Consortium for Research on Women and Gender, Univ. of California, Davis, May 2008; Senate Faculty Research Lecture Award, Univ. of California, Davis, Mar. 2010. Elizabeth Drew Visiting Lecturer, Bread Loaf School of English, summer 1984; Hudson Strode Visiting Lecturer in Renaissance Lit., Univ. of Alabama, Mar. 1992. Advisory board, ACLA, 1986–88; exec. board, Renaissance Soc. of America, 1988–91; trustee (1996–99) and Nominating Comm. (1999), Shakespeare Assn. of America. MLA activities: Delegate Assembly, 1983–85; exec. comm., Div. on Comparative Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Lit., 1983–87; PMLA Ed. Board, 1986–88; Parker Prize Selection Comm., 1990–93; Comm. on Honors and Awards, 1993–96 (ch., 1994–96); Exec. Council, 1997–2000; Comm. on Amendments to the Constitution, 1999–2002 (ch., 2001–02); Roth Award/Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work Selection Comm., 2005–07 (ch., 2007); Elections Comm., 2008–09; exec. comm., Div. on 17th-Century English Lit., 2008–Jan. 2013. Ed. or advisory boards: Boundary 2, 1982–; Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 1986–; Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts, 1986–96; Yale Journal of Criticism, 1988–2005; Comparative Literature Studies, 1990–; Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 1990–2005; Modern Language Quarterly, 1993–; Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, 2000–. Publications include: Trials of Desire: Renaissance Defenses of Poetry (1983), Dido’s Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France (2003); coed., Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe (1986), Re-membering Milton: Essays on the Texts and Traditions (1987), Creative Imitation: Essays in Honor of Thomas M. Greene (1992), Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam (1994), Feminism and Postmodernism (1994), The Norton Anthology of Poetry (4th ed., 1996; 5th ed., 2005), Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England (2004), Teaching Early Modern English Prose (2010); advisory ed., The Feminist Companion to Literature (1990); guest coed., Boundary 2 (1992), Critical Survey (2002), Modern Language Quarterly (2004); contrib., Tradition and the Talents of Women (1991), Cross-Cultural Performances: Differences in Women’s Re-Visions of Shakespeare (1993); The Production of English Renaissance Culture (1994), Attending to Women in Early Modern England (1994), Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture (1996), The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works (1996), Women and Literature in Early Modern Britain, 1500–1700 (1996), The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650–1740 (1998), Tudor England: An Encyclopedia (2001), The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Drama (2002), Just Being Difficult? Academic Writing in the Public Arena (2003), Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (2007); foreword, Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1999); articles in Early Modern Culture: An Electronic Seminar, PMLA, Georgia Review, Women’s Studies, Yale Journal of Criticism, English Literary Renaissance.
Cora L. Kaplan. Prof. emer. English, Univ. of Southampton; honorary prof., School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, Univ. of London. Grad. educ.: Newnham Coll., Cambridge Univ., 1963–64; Harvard Univ., 1964–65; Brandeis Univ., 1965–67. Previous appointments: Rutgers Univ., Jan. 1989–Dec. 1995; Univ. of Sussex, 1969–88. Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Australian Natl. Univ., 1986; fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers Univ., 1992–93; Leverhulme Research Fellowship, Feb.–July 2000; fellow, Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2009–. Visiting appointments: Univ. of California, San Diego, fall 1988; Northwestern Univ., fall 2001. Honorary Fellow, Lancashire Polytechnic (United Kingdom), 1989. Dir., Inst. for Research on Women, Rutgers Univ., 1992–95; advisory board, Parkes Inst. for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, Univ. of Southampton, 1996–98; project dir., Chawton House Library, 2002–. Fellowship panelist or reviewer: Amer. Council of Learned Societies, 1994; Inst. for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), 1994; Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women, 1995. Exec. comm., Council for Coll. and Univ. English (United Kingdom), 1997–2000; English Assn. (United Kingdom). MLA activities: MLA Prize for a First Book Selection Comm., 1994–95 (ch., 1994); PMLA Ed. Board, 1995–97; Program Comm., 2001–04. Series general coed., The History of British Women’s Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010–. Ed. or advisory boards: New Formations, 1983–; Feminist Review, 1984–88; Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies, 2009–; Women: A Cultural Review; Textual Practice. Publications include: Salt and Bitter and Good: Three Centuries of English and American Women Poets (1975), Sea Change: Essays on Culture and Feminism (1986), Victoriana: Histories, Fictions, Criticism (2007); coauthor, Genders (2000; 2nd ed., 2009); coed., Formations of Fantasy (1986), Transitions, Environments, Translations: Feminisms in International Politics (1997), British Women’s Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century: Authorship, Politics, and History (2005), Women and Material Culture, 1660–1830 (2007), Imagining Transatlantic Slavery (2009), Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society, and Empire (2010), James Baldwin: America and Beyond (2011); guest coed., New Formations (1996, 2009); special topic ed. (“Rereading Class”), PMLA (Jan. 2000); introd., Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh and Other Poems (1978), Dinah Mulock Craik, Olive and The Half-Caste (1996); contrib., Cultural Materialism: On Raymond Williams (1995), Representing Black Men (1995), British Writers. Supplement II, Kingsley Amis to J. R. R. Tolkien (1996), Human, All Too Human (1996), Defect (2000), The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (2002), Victoria’s Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837–1901 (2004), Redrawing Austen (2004), At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World (2006); articles in History Workshop Journal, Victorian Literature and Culture, New Formations.
The Nominating Committee has selected seven nominees for the MLA Executive Council. The three candidates elected will serve four-year terms that will begin 9 January 2012 and run through the close of the January 2016 convention. The MLA constitution (art. 8.A.5) states that the at-large representation on the council must include at least one representative and no more than six from each of the following fields: English, French, German, Spanish, and other (e.g., other languages and literatures, comparative literature, folklore, linguistics). Since no one representing the field of German will continue on the council in 2012, at least one of the candidates from that field must be elected. No other field restrictions pertain to this year’s election.
The same section of the MLA constitution contains one other provision pertaining to the composition of the council: the at-large membership of the council “shall also include at least one representative, but no more than eight, from each of the eligible membership levels (i.e., regular, graduate student, and life), except that the number of regular members on the council shall always be in proportion to the regular membership of the association. To determine this proportion, the Nominating Committee shall reexamine the proportion of regular members in the membership every three years.” The committee conducted the required examination in 2009 and determined that regular members are constitutionally entitled to 8 of the 12 at-large council seats. Of the continuing council members, seven are regular members, two are life members, and none is a student member. The Nominating Committee has therefore nominated only regular members and student members this year. One and only one regular member must be elected this year; the other two candidates who are elected must come from another membership category and will, given the current slate of nominees, be student members. (Note: In the candidate listing, below, student members are marked with an *.)
A biographical summary for each candidate appears below; members will receive voting instructions in the fall.
*Beate Brunow. Grad. student German, Penn State Univ., University Park (PSU). MA, Univ. of Wyoming. Institutional service: grad. student representative, Central Comm., Coll. of Arts and Sciences, Univ. of Wyoming, 2004–05; pres., Women’s Studies Grad. Organization, PSU, 2008–09; Grad. Council representative, PSU, 2008–09; FastStart mentor, PSU, 2010–11; grad. instructional consultant, Schreyer Inst. for Teaching Excellence, PSU, 2010–11. Humanities Initiative Dissertation Support, Inst. for the Arts and Humanities, PSU, spring 2009; Walter Edwin and Dr. Regina Block Thompson Scholarship, Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Langs. and Lits., PSU, 2007–10. First prize (arts and humanities), Grad. Research Exhibition, PSU, Apr. 2009. Women in German, Amer. Assn. of Teachers of German (AATG). Conference presentations: Approaches to the Holocaust in Germany in the Twenty-First Century (grad. symposium, Univ. of Wyoming), Mar. 2006; Popular Culture Assn. / Amer. Culture Assn., 2007; German Studies Assn., 2007; Univ. of Minnesota Grad. Student Conference, Mar. 2008; MMLA, 2008; Women in German, 2009, 2010; Central Pennsylvania chapter, AATG, Mar. 2011; AATG, 2011. Publications include: translation in Die imaginierte Nation. Identität, Körper und Geschlecht in DEFA-Filmen (2007); book review in Women in German Newsletter.
*Bryan Cameron. Grad. student Spanish and cinema studies, Univ. of Pennsylvania. MA, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Current institutional service: vice pres. (2006–07) and pres. (2007–08), Grad. Romanic Assn. Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2005–11; summer research grant, Dept. of Romance Langs., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2006, 2007. Grad. Fellow for Teaching Excellence, Center for Teaching and Learning, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2009–10. Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas, North Amer. Catalan Soc., NEMLA. Book review ed., Hispanic Review, 2008–09. Invited lectures: Intl. House, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Jan. 2010, Dec. 2010; Bard Coll., Feb. 2011; Swarthmore Coll., Mar. 2011. Conference presentations: MLA, 2008, 2009; Penn Humanities Forum, Feb. 2009; The Myth of the Caribbean Woman (Madrid, Spain), Nov. 2009; NEMLA, 2010, 2011. Publications include book reviews in Letras peninsulares, Hispanic Review.
*Melissa Figueroa. Grad. student Spanish, Cornell Univ. MA, Univ. of Puerto Rico. Sage Fellowship, Cornell Univ., 2006–07, 2010–11; predissertation research grant, Inst. for European Studies, Cornell Univ., 2010; Future Faculty Teaching Certificate Fellowship, Cornell Univ., 2010–11; conference travel grant, Assn. for Hispanic Classical Theater (AHCT), 2011. Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Performance as a Teaching Assistant, Cornell Univ., 2008–09. Research asst., Margot Arce Archive and Concha Meléndez Archive, Seminario Federico de Onís, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2002–05. AHCT, Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro, Amer. Soc. for Theatre Research (ASTR). Reviewer, Diálogo (Univ. of Puerto Rico), 2005–08. Conference presentations: Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, las Américas y Puerto Rico (Univ. of Puerto Rico, Arecibo), Nov. 2006; Soc. for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry, 2007; ASTR, 2009; Food for Thought, for Writing, and for Art (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium, Univ. of Miami), Feb. 2011; AHCT, 2011. Publications include articles in La torre, Revista de filología, Revista de estudios hispánicos (Puerto Rico).
*Lanisa Kitchiner. Grad. student African lit., Howard Univ. MA, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Current institutional service: exec. dir., Intl. Affairs Secondary Educ. Program, 2002–; assoc. dir., Intl. Affairs Center, 2002–. Travel grant, CDS Intl., 2002; Governing in the Global Age Fellow, World Affairs Council, 2003; travel grant, Atlantic Studies Council of the United States, 2005. Key Contributor to UN Week Award, United Nations Assn. of the Natl. Capital Area, 2003; Positive Youth Development Award, Upward Bound Program, Howard Univ., 2005; Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, Dept. of African Studies, Howard Univ., 2010. Afghanistan action officer, Office of UN Political Affairs, Intl. Organization Affairs, US Dept. of State, 2001; foreign affairs officer, Office of Social/Humanitarian Affairs, Intl. Organization Affairs, US Dept. of State, 2002; academic delegate to Indonesia, US Dept. of State, 2009. African Lit. Assn., African Studies Assn., Comparative Lit. Assn. Conference presentations: Council for Opportunity in Educ. (Chicago, IL), Sept. 2007; Southern Writers, Southern Writing (grad. student conference, Univ. of Mississippi), July 2008; African Studies Assn., 2008; African Lit. Assn., 2009.
Lutz Koepnick. Prof. German, film and media studies, and comparative lit., Washington Univ. in St. Louis (WUSTL). Faculty Council, WUSTL, 2007–10 (ch. and coch., 2009–10); Dir. of Grad. Studies, Dept. of German, WUSTL, 2006–10. PhD, Stanford Univ. Amer. Council of Learned Societies research grant, 1998–99; participant, Advanced Seminar in German Film Studies, Dartmouth Coll., summer 2000; research grant, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, 2003–04, summer 2008. Max Kade Prize (for best article in German Quarterly), 1993; Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Langs. and Lits. (for Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power), MLA, 1998–99; Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), 2002; DAAD Article Prize (for best article in German Studies Review), German Studies Assn., 2003; Kirby Award (for best article in South Central Review), 2004; Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Grad. School, WUSTL, 2006. Exec. board, German Studies Assn., 2009–12; Soc. for Cinema and Media Studies; Coll. Art Assn.; Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn. MLA activities: Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Langs. and Lits. Selection Comm., 2004–06; exec. comm., Div. on 20th-Century German Lit., 2006–Jan. 2011; Delegate Assembly, 2007–09; PMLA Ed. Board, 2009–11. Founding ed., Faultline: Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Studies, 1991–95; ed. board, German Studies Review, 2011–. Publications include: Nothungs Modernität: Wagners “Ring” und die Poesie der Macht im neunzehnten Jahrhundert (1994), Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power (1999), The Dark Mirror: German Cinema between Hitler and Hollywood (2002), Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture (2007); coauthor, [Grid < > Matrix]. Screen Arts and New Media Aesthetics 1 (2006), Window / Interface. Screen Arts and New Media Aesthetics 2 (2007); coed., Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004), Caught by Politics: Hitler Exiles and American Visual Culture (2007), The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present (2007), After the Digital Divide?: German Aesthetic Theory in the Age of New Media (2009); contrib., Wendezeiten—Zeitenwenden: Positionsbestimmungen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur 1945–1995 (1997), Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nations (1997), Critical Theory: Current State and Future Prospects (2001), Schreiben nach der Wende: Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur, 1989–1999 (2001), Benjamin’s Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (2002), Wagner’s Meistersinger: Performance, History, Representation (2003), Light Motives: Perspectives on Popular German Cinema (2003), Lachen über Hitler—Auschwitzgelächter? Filmkomödie, Satire und Holocaust (2003), German Pop Culture: How "American" Is It? (2004), Fascism and Neofascism: Critical Writings on the Radical Rights in Europe (2004), Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarden (2004), Hörstürze: Akustik und Gewalt im 20. Jahrhundert (2005), Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century German: Text as Spectacle (2006), Mediale Mobilmachung II (2006), Reality Bites. Kunst nach dem Mauerfall (2007), Dietrich Icon (2007), Legacies of Modernism: Art and Politics in Northern Europe, 1890–1950 (2007), Topografías de la modernidad. El pensamiento de Walter Benjamin (2007), Science Images and Popular Images of the Sciences (2008), Riefenstahl Screened: An Anthology of New Criticism (2008), German Postwar Films: Life and Love in the Ruins (2008), Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (2009), Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures (2009), Frosch und Frankenstein: Bilder als Medium der Popularisierung von Wissenschaft (2009), Kunst und Kalter Krieg: Deutsche Positionen 1945–1989 (2009), A Companion to the Works of Walter Benjamin (2009), The Collapse of the Conventional: German Films and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (2010); articles in Text+Kritik, Germanic Review, Trajekte: Zeitschrift des Zentrums für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, Monatshefte, Kritische Berichte: Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, South Central Review, New German Critique, Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, Gegenwartsliteratur, Transit: Europäische Revue, German Quarterly, German Studies Review, Camera Obscura, Film Criticism, Modernism/Modernity, Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, Cultural Studies, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Critical Inquiry, Deutschevierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, Sprachkunst: Beiträge zur Literaturwissenschaft, Skandinavistik: Zeitschrift für Sprache, Literatur und Kultur der nordischen Länder, New German Review.
Simon Richter. Prof. German, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Ch. (1998–2006) and grad. ch. (1998–2004), Dept. of German, Univ. of Pennsylvania. PhD, Johns Hopkins Univ. Previous appointment: Univ. of Maryland, College Park, 1990–98. Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) summer study grant, 1994, 2001; DAAD summer seminar fellowship, 1994; Humboldt Foundation fellowship, 1995–96, 2010; Amer. Council of Learned Societies fellowship, 2009. Visiting appointments: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1992; Institut für deutsche Philologie, Universität Würzburg, 1996. Max Kade Prize (for best article in German Quarterly), 1996; Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, Coll. of Arts and Sciences, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2008. Exec. advisory comm., Junior Year in Munich, Wayne State Univ., 2006–. Vice pres., Maryland chapter, Amer. Assn. of Teachers of German (AATG), 1994–95; dir. at large (1998–2000), vice pres. (2007), and pres. (2008–09), Goethe Soc. of North America; Annual Meeting Planning Comm., AATG, 2001 (member), 2003 (coch.); board member, Amer. Assn. of Netherlandic Studies, 2006–; German Studies Assn.; Lessing Soc. MLA activities: exec. comm., Discussion Group on Netherlandic Lang. and Lit., 2004–08; exec. comm., Div. on 18th- and Early-19th-Century German Lit., 2003–07. Ed., Goethe Yearbook, 2000–07. Ed. or advisory boards: Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1996–98; Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2000–03; German Quarterly, 2003–06; Publications of the English Goethe Society, 2008–; Goethe Yearbook, 2008–; New Studies in the Age of Goethe, Bucknell Univ. Press, 2010–. Publications include: Laocoon’s Body and the Aesthetics of Pain: Winckelmann, Lessing, Herder, Moritz, Goethe (1992), Missing the Breast: Gender, Fantasy, and the Body in the German Enlightenment (2006); ed., The Literature of Weimar Classicism (2005); coed., Unwrapping Goethe’s Weimar: Essays in Cultural Studies and Local Knowledge (2000); contrib., Outing Goethe and His Age (1996), Women Writers in German-Speaking Countries (1997), Contemporary German Cultural Studies (2002), German Studies in the USA: A Historical Handbook (2003), Sexualität und Imagination. Pathologien der Einbildungskraft im medizinischen Diskurs der frühen Neuzeit (2004), A Companion to Tragedy (2005), Practicing Progress: The Promise and Limitations of Enlightenment (2007), The Meaning of Culture: German Studies in the Twenty-First Century (2009), Women and Death: Representation and Its Discontents (2010), Signaturen des Denkens / Signatures of Thought: Karl Philipp Moritz (2010); articles in Journal of the History of Sexuality, German Quarterly, Poetics Today, Monatshefte, Nineteenth-Century Prose, German Life and Letters, Goethe Yearbook, Lessing Yearbook, Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert, Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques.
*Mecca Jamilah Sullivan. Grad. student English, Univ. of Pennsylvania. MA, Temple Univ. Current institutional service: facilitator, TreeHouse Books Young Writers Program, 2005–06; grad. fellow, Center for Africana Studies, 2007–; grad. admissions reader, Dept. of English, 2010. Grad. mentor (June 2008) and grad. program coordinator (June 2009, June 2010), Summer Inst. for Literary and Cultural Studies, Wheaton Coll. (MA). Smith-Shonubi Scholarship, New York State Summer Writers Inst., July 2005; William Fontaine Fellowship, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2006–; Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, Dept. of English, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2006–; Mellon Mays predoctoral research grant, July 2008; Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Williams Coll., 2011–13. James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award, Five College Multicultural Theater Comm., Apr. 2001; William Gunn Award for Fiction, Temple Univ., May 2005; noted writer, Boston Fiction Festival, Mar. 2006; Outstanding Instructor Award, First-Year Writing Prog., Temple Univ., May 2006; Charles Johnson Fiction Award, Crab Orchard Review, Sept. 2008; Dean’s Scholar Award for Academic Merit, School of Arts and Sciences, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2009–10; second place, American Short Fiction Short Story Contest, Feb. 2010. Judge, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, 2007. Natl. Women’s Studies Assn., Amer. Studies Assn., Assn. of Writers and Writing Programs. Conference presentations: Southwest Texas Popular Culture and Amer. Culture Assn., 2007; Tepoztlán Inst. for the Transnational History of the Americas (Tepoztlán, Mexico), July 2008; Kelly Writers’ House (Univ. of Pennsylania), Feb. 2009; Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Colloquium (Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York), Oct. 2009; Natl. Women’s Studies Assn., 2009; MLA, 2009; Critical Race Studies Symposium (School of Law, Univ. of California, Los Angeles), Mar. 2010; Bouchet Symposium on Diversity in Higher Educ. (Yale Univ.), Mar. 2010; Amer. Studies Assn., 2011. Publications include: contrib. (of short stories), Baby Remember My Name: New Queer Girl Writing (2006), Unclassified (2007), Best New Writing: 2010 (2009), Woman’s Work (2010), From Where We Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth (2011); reviews in Baobab: South African Journal of New Writing, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, American Visions; short stories in Callaloo, Minnesota Review, Homeboy Review, Crab Orchard Review, Baobab, Amistad (Howard Univ.), Philadelphia Stories, Lumina (Sarah Lawrence Coll.), Bloom: Queer Fiction, Art, Poetry, and More.
The 2011 Elections Committee has nominated the following candidates to replace the twenty special-interest delegates whose terms in the assembly will expire on 8 January 2012. Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 9 January 2012 through the close of the January 2015 convention. Members may vote in any or all of the special-interest contests and will receive detailed voting instructions in the fall. At that time, candidate information (biographical summaries and statements on matters of professional concern) will be posted in the members-only area of the MLA Web site.
Continuing and Distance Education (1)
Donna M. Campbell, Washington State Univ. / Patricia A. Sullivan, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Disability Issues (1)
Suzanne Bailey, Trent Univ. / Robin Sandra Grey, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
Ethnic Studies (4)
Luis Duno-Gottberg, Rice Univ. / Darrell B. Lockhart, Univ. of Nevada, Reno ♦ Dory Nason, Univ. of British Columbia / Kimberly Roppolo, Univ. of Oklahoma ♦ Mohammed Hirchi, Colorado State Univ. / John-Michael Rivera, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder ♦ Amal M. Amireh, George Mason Univ. / Patrick S. Bernard, Franklin and Marshall Coll.
Foreign Language Teaching (1)
Pablo Garcia Loaeza, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown / Cristina Maria Guardiola, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
Graduate Students (2)
Daniel Kahozi, Univ. of Texas, Austin / Matt Langione, Univ. of California, Berkeley ♦ Priyanka Jacob, Princeton Univ. / Meryl Winick, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
Lecturers, Adjuncts, and Instructors (1)
Marina Della Putta Johnston, Univ. of Pennsylvania / Marion Gehlker, Yale Univ.
Less-Taught Languages (1)
Andrew Schonebaum, Bard Coll. / I-Hsien Wu, City Coll., City Univ. of New York
Politics and the Profession (2)
Luis Martin-Cabrera, Univ. of California, San Diego / Tereza M. Szeghi, Univ. of Dayton ♦ Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin Coll. / Debra Ann Moddelmog, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Phyllis Roth, Skidmore Coll. / Patricia Ann Ward, Vanderbilt Univ.
Scholars Residing outside the United States and Canada (1)
Kirsty Hooper, Univ. of Liverpool / Clara Rowland, Univ. of Lisbon
Two-Year Colleges (2)
Antonella Ansani, Queensborough Community Coll., City Univ. of New York / Amy Sparks Kolker, Black Hawk Coll., Quad Cities Campus, IL ♦ Jason David Fichtel, Joliet Junior Coll., IL / Jami L. Huntsinger, Univ. of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Women in the Profession (3)
Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage Coll. / Mara Reisman, Northern Arizona Univ. ♦ Kristine A. Byron, Michigan State Univ. / Yeon-Soo Kim, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick ♦ Monica Feinberg Cohen, Columbia Univ. / Rose I. Novak, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
The Elections Committee also nominated the following candidates to replace the thirty-six regional delegates whose terms will expire on 8 January 2012. Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 9 January 2012 through the close of the January 2015 convention. Members may vote in all contests in any one region and will receive detailed voting instructions in the fall. At that time, candidate information (biographical summaries and statements on matters of professional concern) will be posted in the members-only area of the MLA Web site.
Region 1: New England and Eastern Canada (5)
Ute T. Brandes, Amherst Coll. / Jocelyne Kolb, Smith Coll. ♦ Eda Dedebas, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs / Heather Klemann, Yale Univ. ♦ Cathryn M. Mercier, Simmons Coll. / Lissa Paul, Brock Univ. ♦ GerShun Avilez, Yale Univ. / Shawn Christopher Salvant, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs ♦ Peter M. Coviello, Bowdoin Coll. / David Greven, Connecticut Coll.
Region 2: New York State (4)
Mia Chen, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York / Maria Paola Svampa, Columbia Univ. ♦ Sara Armengot, Rochester Inst. of Tech. / Marlene Collins-Blair, Houghton Coll. ♦ Barbara J. Black, Skidmore Coll. / Sarah Elizabeth Gates, St. Lawrence Univ. ♦ Nicole Caso, Bard Coll. / Christine Henseler, Union Coll.
Region 3: Middle Atlantic (5)
Christine Blackshaw, Mount St. Mary’s Univ. / Cristina Casado Presa, Washington Coll. ♦ Kristin Bergen, Howard Univ. / candidate unconfirmed ♦ Mark Larabee, United States Naval Acad. / Anthony D. Zias, Coppin State Univ. ♦ Brian Douglas Ballentine, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown / Mark Cantrell, Shepherd Univ. ♦ Robert Higney, Johns Hopkins Univ. / Mirona Magearu, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Region 4: Great Lakes (6)
Andrea Lyn Knutson, Oakland Univ. / Jennifer Hardy Williams, Calvin Coll. ♦ Fernando Blanco, Wittenberg Univ. / Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Case Western Reserve Univ. ♦ Christine M. Cano, Case Western Reserve Univ. / Jennifer Willging, Ohio State Univ., Columbus ♦ Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan Univ. / Theresa Tinkle, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor ♦ Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Eugene William Holland, Ohio State Univ., Columbus ♦ Linda Brindeau, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison / Elizabeth McManus, Northwestern Univ.
Region 5: South (6)
Robert Blankenship, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill / Alexandra Campana, Vanderbilt Univ. ♦ Nicholas Helms, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa / Roopika Risam, Emory Univ. ♦ Janice C. Crosby, Southern Univ., A&M Coll. / Mary A. McCay, Loyola Univ., New Orleans ♦ Lisa Nalbone, Univ. of Central Florida / Uriel Quesada, Loyola Univ., New Orleans ♦ Susan C. Dixon, Washington and Lee Univ. / Paul B. Miller, Vanderbilt Univ. ♦ Christopher M. Keirstead, Auburn Univ. / Joshua Phillips, Univ. of Memphis
Region 6: Central and Rocky Mountain (5)
Betty Joseph, Rice Univ. / Mary Ann O’Farrell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station ♦ Irina Dumitrescu, Southern Methodist Univ. / Nicole Waligora-Davis, Rice Univ. ♦ Amila Becirbegovic, Univ. of Texas, Austin / Lisa Haegele, Washington Univ. in St. Louis ♦ David I. Agruss, Montana State Univ. / Richard Mark Preiss, Univ. of Utah ♦ Robert Bayliss, Univ. of Kansas / Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz, Univ. of New Mexico
Region 7: Western US and Western Canada (5)
Kevin G. Guerrieri, Univ. of San Diego / Brian Gordon Kennelly, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo ♦ Gillian H. Harkins, Univ. of Washington, Seattle / Anne Helen Stevens, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas ♦ Julia Reinhard Lupton, Univ. of California, Irvine / Marie-Denise Shelton, Claremont McKenna Coll. ♦ John Fletcher, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks / Emily McGinn, Univ. of Oregon ♦ Janis Breckenridge, Whitman Coll. / Margherita R. Long, Univ. of California, Riverside