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Nominations for 2012 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 2012 Nominating Committee has selected three nominees for second vice president of the MLA. The person elected will take office on 7 January 2013 and will automatically become first vice president in 2014, serving in that office through the close of the January 2015 convention, and president of the MLA in 2015, serving in that office through the close of the January 2016 convention. The new second vice president must be from a field other than English (including American). A biographical summary for each candidate appears below; members will receive voting instructions in the fall.

Roland Greene. Prof. English and comparative lit. and Mark Pigott OBE Prof. in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford Univ. Head, Div. of Lits., Cultures, and Langs., Stanford Univ., 2001–10; Faculty Senate, Stanford Univ., 2010–11. PhD, Princeton Univ. Previous appointments: Univ. of Oregon, 1993–2000; Harvard Univ., 1984–92. Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation fellowship, 1987; NEH summer stipend, 1990; Tinker Foundation field research grant, 1990; research fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, 1990; fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, 1992–93; Amer. Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) senior fellowship, 1992–93. Visiting appointments: Stanford Univ.; Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Hoopes Prize for Undergrad. Advising, Harvard Coll., 1991; Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in Grad. Educ., Stanford Univ., 2007. Supervising Comm. (for Encompassing Columbus), New England Foundation for the Humanities, 1989–92; selection comm. (for NEH and Mellon fellowships), John Carter Brown Library, 1997–98, 2003; selection comm. (for senior fellowships), ACLS, 2008–10. Sec.-treasurer, Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn., 1993–97; exec. comm. (1996–99), vice pres. (2000–02), and pres. (2002–03), Intl. Spenser Soc. MLA activities: exec. comm., Div. on Lit. of the English Renaissance, Excluding Shakespeare, 1994–98; Publications Comm., 1996–99 (ch., 1998–99); Exec. Council, 1999–2002; Delegate Assembly, 1999–2002; exec. comm., Div. on Poetry, 1999–2003; Delegate Assembly Organizing Comm., 2000–01; Comm. on Amendments to the Constitution, 2003–06 (ch., 2005–06); Kovacs Prize Selection Comm., 2006–08 (ch., 2008); Ad Hoc Comm. on the Structure of the Annual Convention, 2006–09. Series ed., World Literatures Reimagined, MLA, 2005–; dir., Arcade: A Digital Salon, 2010–. Advisory board, Journal X: A Journal in Culture and Criticism, 1995–2005; ed. board, Stanford Univ. Press, 2002–05. Publications include: Post-Petrarchism: Origins and Innovations of the Western Lyric Sequence (1991), Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas (1999); ed. in chief., The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4th ed., 2012); coed., The Project of Prose in Early Modern Europe and the New World (1997); guest ed., Harvard Library Bulletin (1992); guest coed., Republics of Letters (2010); foreword, Novas: The Writings of Haroldo de Campos (2007); contrib., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (3rd. ed., 1993), Rethinking the Henrician Era: Essays on Early Tudor Texts and Contexts (1994), Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism (1994), America in European Consciousness 1493–1750 (1995), The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, vol. 3 (1999), Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age (1999), Approaches to Teaching Elizabethan Poetry (2000), The Tempest and Its Travels (2000), The Cambridge Companion to Spenser (2001), The Translation of Culture: Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages (2005), Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006), Entre Cervantes y Shakespeare: Sendas del Renacimiento (2006), Stories and Portraits of the Self (2007), A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation (2009), The Oxford Handbook of Spenser Studies (2011), The Cambridge Companion to English Poets (2011), The San Francisco of Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Place, Pilgrimage, Commemoration (2012); articles in Prose Studies, PMLA, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5+5, Modern Language Quarterly, ADE Bulletin, American Literary History, Nuevo texto crítico, Stanford Humanities Review, World Literature Today, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, Journal of Hispanic Philology, Spenser Studies, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900.

Djelal Kadir. Edwin Erle Sparks Prof. of Comparative Lit., Penn State Univ., University Park. PhD, Univ. of New Mexico. Previous appointments: Walter and Dolores K. Neustadt Distinguished Prof. of Comparative Lit., Univ. of Oklahoma, 1991–97; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, 1973–91. Fellow, Inst. for World Lit., Russian Acad. of Sciences, spring 1992; LogoVaz Foundation research grant, summer 1992; Allece Garrard Fund translation grant, 1992; fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Intl. Study Center (Bellagio), May 1993; Australia Council publication grant, 1993; Hefner Foundation publication grant, 1993; IREX travel grant, 1995; Max Kade Foundation publication grant, 1995; UNESCO publication grant, 1995–96; Puterbaugh Foundation conference grant, 1996; Rockefeller Foundation conference grant, Intl. Study Center (Bellagio), June 2000. Marilyn Douglas Memorial Award (for service on Oklahoma Arts Council), State of Oklahoma, 1996; Erasmus Professional Development Award (in recognition of undergrad. teaching), Penn State Univ., 2004; Distinguished Service Medal, Coll. of Liberal Arts, Penn State Univ., 2007; Comparative Lit. Faculty Teaching Award, Penn State Univ., 2008. Board member, State Arts Council of Oklahoma, 1991–96; dir. and jury ch., Neustadt Intl. Prize for Lit., 1991–96. Consultant: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1985–86; Woodrow Wilson Intl. Center for Scholars, 1985–90; SSHRC, 1990–; NEH, 1993; Fundação de Ciencias e Tecnologia (Portugal), 2008. Board of dirs., Council on Natl. Lits. (New York), 1993–; intl. advisory board, SYNAPSIS: The European School for Comparative Studies, 2001–; exec. board, Stockholm Collegium of World Literary History, 2008–; advisory board, Inst. for World Lit., Harvard Univ., 2010–. Pres. (2000–05) and exec. council (2005–), Intl. Amer. Studies Assn.; selection comm., René Wellek Prize, Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn. (ACLA), 2005–06 (member), 2007–08 (ch.); selection comm., Harry Levin Prize, ACLA, 2006–07; advisory board, ACLA, 2007–11. MLA activities: Delegate Assembly, 1995–97; Delegate Assembly Organizing Comm., 1998–2000 (ch., 2000); PMLA Ed. Board, 1998–2000; exec. comm., Div. on Comparative Studies in 20th-Century Lit., 1999–03. Ed., World Literature Today, 1991–97; assoc. ed. (1979–87) and ed. (1987–90), Purdue Univ. Monographs in Romance Langs.; ed. (1990–91) and assoc. ed. (1991–), Purdue Studies in Romance Lits.; assoc. ed., Hispania, 1991–93; contributing ed., Handbook of Latin American Studies (Library of Congress), 1978–90; consulting ed., International Literary Quarterly, 2009–. Ed. boards: Revista de estudios colombianos, 1984–; Purdue Univ. Press, 1986–91 (ch., 1988–91); Revista de estudios hispánicos, 1991–; Teoría y crítica de la cultura y literatura, 1994–; Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, 1994–; Variaciones Borges, 1996–2006; Comparative Literature Studies, 1999–; Revue française d’études américaines, 2000–; CR: Centennial Review, 2001–; Bulletin of Latin American Research (United Kingdom), 2002–; Interculturalidad y traducción (Spain), 2003–; Comparative American Studies, 2003–; Dedalus: Revista portuguesa de literatura comparada, 2004–; Comparative Critical Studies: The Journal of the British Comparative Literature Association, 2006–; RIAS: Review of International American Studies, 2006–. Publications include Juan Carlos Onetti (1977), Questing Fictions: Latin America’s Family Romance (1986), Columbus and the Ends of the Earth: Europe’s Prophetic Rhetoric as Conquering Ideology (1992), The Other Writing: Postcolonial Essays in Latin America’s Writing Culture (1993), Memos from the Besieged City: Lifelines for Cultural Sustainability (2011); ed., Triple espera: Novelas cortas de Hispanoamérica (1976); ed. and trans., João Cabral de Melo Neto: Selected Poetry 1937–1990 (1994); coed., Other Modernisms in an Age of Globalization (2002), Longman Anthology of World Literature, 6 vols. (2004; 2nd ed., 2008), Comparative History of Latin American Literary Cultures, 3 vols. (2004), How Far Is America from Here? Selected Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International American Studies Association (2005), Routledge Companion to World Literature (2011); guest ed., Annals of Scholarship (1991), Siglo XX / 20th Century (1992–93), Neohelicon (2000, 2001), Comparative Literature Studies (2004); special-topic ed. (“America: The Idea, the Literature”), PMLA (Jan. 2003); contrib., Plato and Postmodernism (1994), La situación autobiográfica (1995), Essays on the Poetry of Dimitris Tsaloumas (1999), Do the Americas Have a Common Literary History? (2002), Octavio Paz (2002), Cospirazione, trame (2003), Reescrituras (2003), America at Large: Americanistica transnazionale e nuova comparatistica (2004), Aproximaciones a la obra de William James: La formulación del pragmatismo (2005), Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006), Studying Transcultural Literary History (2006), Americas’ Worlds and the World’s Americas (2006), Cultures of Memory, Memories of Culture (2007), Culture, Diversity, and Development: The UNESCO Lectures, 2004 (2008), Liberty and Justice: America and the Middle East (2008), Poe Alive in the Century of Anxiety (2011), The Status of Interpretation in Italian American Studies (2011), The Concept of Humanity in an Age of Globalization (2012); articles in Modern Fiction Studies, Latin American Literary Review, Revista de estudios hispánicos, Journal of Spanish Studies: Twentieth Century, Revue de littérature comparée, Latin American Literary Review, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, Symposium, Romance Quarterly, Texto crítico, Revista iberoamericana, Cream City Review, Modern Fiction Studies, Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana, Annals of Scholarship, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Before Columbus Review: A Quarterly Review of Multicultural Literature, Forum Italicum, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, Variaciones Borges, Neohelicon, PMLA, Comparative Literature Studies, Comparative American Studies, Transit Circle: Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Americanos, Interculturality and Translation: International Review, Theory Culture and Society, Comparative Critical Studies, Revue des sciences humaines, Americanist: Warsaw Journal for the Study of the United States, Al-Abhath (Amer. Univ. of Beirut), Varlik (Istanbul), Comparative Literature, Comparatist.

Lawrence D. Kritzman. Prof. French, comparative lit., and Jewish studies and John D. Willard Prof. of Drama and Oratory, Dartmouth Coll. PhD, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ch., Comparative Lit. Prog., Dartmouth Coll., 1992–95; fall 2007. Visiting appointments: Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Stanford Univ.; Harvard Univ.; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship (Duke Univ.), 1979–80; ACLS travel grant, 1986; ACLS senior fellowship, 1989; Hewlett Foundation grant, 1993; Florence Gould Foundation fellowship, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001. Elected member, Acad. of Literary Studies, 1986–; distinguished alumnus, Horace H. Rackham School of Grad. Studies, Univ. of Michigan, 1988; chevalier (1990) and officier (1994), Ordre des Palmes Académiques, French Natl. Ministry of Educ.; Edward Tuck Prof. of French, Dartmouth Coll., 1994–95; Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Prof. in the Humanities, Dartmouth Coll., 1995–2003; Ordre National du Mérite (awarded by the president of France), 2000; Morgan Lectureship, Dickinson Coll., 2001; Pat and John Rosenwald Research Prof. in the Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth Coll., 2003–07; Teacher of the Year Award, Dartmouth Coll., 2005–06; Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies (for The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought), 2006; Ray and Pat Browne Award (for The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought), Popular Culture Assn. / Amer. Culture Assn., 2007; bronze medal (for The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought), Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2007; Légion d’Honneur (awarded by the president of France), 2012. Codir. (1994, 1995) and dir. (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007), Inst. of French Cultural Studies, Dartmouth Coll.; dir., Inst. of European Studies, Dartmouth Coll., 1999–2007. Visiting faculty, NEH summer inst., 1986 (Duke Univ.), 1991 (Duke Univ.), 1995 (Northwestern Univ.). Consultancies: Canada Council for the Humanities, Chateaubriand Fellowships, French govt. grants, NEH, ACLS, Rockefeller Foundation, Natl. Public Radio, Radio France, Le monde, Bunting Inst. Advisory Comm. on the Future Study of the French Lang., French Cultural Services, 2012–; selection comm. (for residency fellowships), Villa Marguerite Yourcenar. Sec., Amer. Council for French Social and Cultural Affairs, 1980–87; conseil administratif, Société des Amis de Montaigne, 1990–96; pres. and founder, Comm. for the Future of French Studies in the US, 1991–; advisory comm., Amer. Friends of Medem Library, 1996; Amer. correspondent, Société des Amis de Malraux, 2010–; ACLA; Natl. Writers Union. MLA activities: exec. comm., Discussion Group on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society, 1982–86; Comm. on Teaching and Related Professional Activities, 1984–87; Elections Comm., 1989–90 (ch., 1990), PMLA Advisory Comm., 1992–96; exec. comm., Div. on 20th-Century French Lit., 1993–97; Ad Hoc Comm. on Teaching, 1998–2000; Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies Selection Comm., 2004–06 (ch., 2005–06); Program Comm., 2005–08, 2010–11; Nominating Comm., 2006–07 (ch., 2007); exec. comm., Div. on Psychological Approaches to Lit., 2007–Jan. 2012; PMLA Ed. Board, 2008–10. Features ed., New York Literary Forum, 1980–86; series ed., European Perspectives, Columbia Univ. Press, 1989–; équipe scientifique, Fabula: La recherche en littérature (Web site), 2011. Ed. or advisory boards: Contemporary French Civilization, 1977–; Études montaignistes, 1986–; Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 1986–; Montaigne Studies, 1988–; Continuum, 1989–93; Sites: The Journal of 20th-Century/Contemporary French Studies, 1996–; Substance, 1997–; French Politics and Society, 1997–; French Forum, 1999–2003; L’image, 2001–; Comparatist, 2012–. Publications include Destruction/Découverte: Le fonctionnement de la rhétorique dans les Essais de Montaigne (1980), The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance (1991), The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne’s Essays (2008); ed., Fragments: Incompletion and Discontinuity (1981), France under Mitterand (1984), Foucault: Politics, Philosophy, Culture (1989), Le signe et le texte (1990), Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and the “Jewish Question” in France (1995), Realms of Memory, 3 vols. (1996–98), The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought (2005); joint ed., Sans Autre Guide (1999); contrib., Sur des vers de Ronsard (1990), Freud, Lacan, and the Critique of Culture (1991), Writing the Renaissance (1992), Approaches to Teaching Montaigne’s Essays (1993), Understanding French Poetry (1993), Les visages et les voix de Marguerite de Navarre (1995), French Culture Wars (1995), Monster Theory (1996), Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature (1998), French Cultural Studies: Criticism at the Crossroads (1999), De Pontigny à Cérisy: Un siècle de rencontres (2004), Encyclopédie Montaigne (2004), Writing Lives (2007), Entre hommes (2008), Global France (2010), Histoire de la virilité (2011), Approaches to Teaching the Works of François Rabelais (2011), and others; articles in Journal of European Studies, Modern Language Notes, Semiotica, Romanic Review, PMLA, Yale French Studies, Substance, Poetics Today, Yale Journal of Criticism, Études rabelaisiennes, Le monde, Village Voice, French Forum, Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, L’Esprit Créateur, Paragraph, Études montaignistes, Dispositio, Michigan Romance Studies, and others.

Executive Council

The Nominating Committee has selected seven nominees for the MLA Executive Council. The three candidates elected will serve four-year terms that will begin 7 January 2013 and run through the close of the January 2017 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 all these fields will continue to be represented on the council in 2013, this year’s candidates may come from any field. In addition, because no designated field is represented by more than three council members, all three persons elected this year may be from the same field.

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 2012 and determined that regular members are constitutionally entitled to 8 of the 12 at-large council seats. Since only five of the continuing council members are regular members, all three persons elected this year must be regular members.

A biographical summary for each candidate appears below; members will receive voting instructions in the fall.

Ginny Carney. Pres., Leech Lake Tribal Coll. PhD, Univ. of Kentucky. Previous appointments: Univ. of Kentucky, 1993–97; Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage, 1990–93. Dissertation fellowship, Southern Regional Educ. Board, 1997–98; Frances C. Allen Fellowship for Native Women, Newberry Library, 1998. Visiting appointment: Eastern Kentucky Univ., 1998–2001. Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication (CCCC), 1997; Ellershaw Award (for outstanding English grad. student), Univ. of Kentucky, 1997–98; Academic Writer of the Year, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, 2001; outstanding faculty member award, Leech Lake Tribal Coll., 2004. Board of directors, Native Amer. Lit. Symposium, 1995–; board of directors, Amer. Indian Higher Educ. Consortium, 2008–. Membership ch., Assembly on Lit. and Culture of Appalachia, CCCC / Natl. Council of Teachers of English, 1993–99; vice pres. (1997) and pres. (1998–99), Assn. for the Study of Amer. Indian Lits.; natl. caucus board, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, 2003–05. MLA activities: exec. comm., Div. on Amer. Indian Lits., 2001–05; Comm. on Community Colls., 2003–06. Publications include: Dancing on New Ground: The Life of Morningstar Conner (1997), Eastern Band Cherokee Women: Cultural Persistence in Their Letters and Speeches (2005); contrib., North American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands: Selected Speeches and Critical Analyses (2001), Academic Cultures: Professional Preparation and the Teaching Life (2008), The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal (2010); articles in Early American Literature, Wicazo Sä Review: Journal of Native American Studies, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Journal of the Assembly of Rural Teachers of English, Appalachian Heritage.

Alicia M. de la Torre Falzon. Prof. Spanish, Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale Campus (NVCC). PhD, George Washington Univ. Asst. dean of langs. and lit., NVCC, 1996–99, 2006; vice ch., Coll. Senate, NVCC, 2004–05; vice ch., Annandale Campus Council, NVCC, 2004–05. Previous appointment: American Univ., 1983–93. NEH summer inst. fellowship, 1992. Service award, Student Govt. Assn., NVCC, 1997, 1999, 2000. Ch., Foreign Lang. Peer Group, Virginia Community Coll. System (VCCS), 1996–98; coordinator, VCCS Foreign Lang. Conference, 1998. Consultant (for Spanish), Coll. Level Examination Prog., Coll. Board, 2003; Introductory Spanish Symposium, McGraw-Hill, 2007. Corresponding sec., Academic Assn. for the Quincentenary 1492–1992 (Washington Metropolitan Area); Amer. Assn. of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. MLA activities: Delegate Assembly, 2005–07; Comm. on Community Colls., 2007–10 (ch., 2009–10). Publications include: contrib., Language/30 (Spanish course, 1992).

Stacey Lee Donohue. Prof. English, Central Oregon Community Coll. PhD, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York (CUNY). Provost Teaching Fellowship, CUNY, 1993–94. Adrienne A. Munich Dissertation Prize in Women’s Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY, 1996; Natl. Distinguished Humanities Educators Award, Community Coll. Humanities Assn., 2007; Faculty Achievement Award, Central Oregon Community Coll., May 2008. Community Coll. Humanities Assn., Natl. Council of Teachers of English, Two-Year Coll. Assn. MLA activities: Comm. on Community Colls., 2002–05 (ch., 2003–05); Delegate Assembly, 2008–Jan. 2011; Comm. on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities, 2008–11; Program Comm., 2011–14. Ed., Community College Humanist, 2002–07. Publications include: contrib., Twenty-Four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy (1996), Irish American Fiction: William Kennedy and Mary Gordon (1996), Significant Contemporary Feminists (1998), Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook (2001), African American Autobiographers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook (2002), The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past (2004), American History through Literature, 1870–1920 (2006), An Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature (2006), An Encyclopedia of African American Literature (2006), The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (2011), New Catholic Encyclopedia (2012); articles in Working Papers in Irish Studies, ADE Bulletin.

Donald E. Hall. Herbert and Ann Siegel Dean, Coll. of Arts and Sciences, and prof. English, Lehigh Univ. PhD, Univ. of Maryland. Previous appointments: Jackson Distinguished Prof., West Virginia Univ., 2004–11; California State Univ., Northridge, 1991–2004. Fulbright Inter-Country Lecture Fellowship (Finland), 2005. Visiting appointments: Univ. of Victoria, 2001; Karl Franzens Univ. (Austria), 2005, 2010; Univ. of Helsinki, 2006; Univ. of Malmö, 2007; Univ. of Szeged (Hungary), 2008; Babes-Bolyai Univ. (Romania), 2009. Univ. Distinguished Teaching Award, California State Univ., Northridge, 1994. Consultant, Amer. Council on Educ., 2009; natl. review comm., Fulbright Specialist Prog., Council for Intl. Exchange of Scholars, 2009–12. Exec. Comm. (2010–Jan. 2013) and pres. (2012–Jan. 2013), Assn. of Depts. of English; Natl. Council of Teachers of English. MLA activities: Delegate Assembly, 1998–2000, 2001–03; exec. comm., Div. on Prose Fiction, 1998–2002; Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, 2004–06; Program Comm., 2007–09, 2012; Profession Advisory Comm., 2010–11. Series ed., Victorian Critical Interventions, Ohio State Univ. Press, 2002–; consulting ed., Victorian Poetry, 2004–. Editorial advisory boards: Victorian Poetry, 1995–; Nineteenth-Century Prose, 2000–; College English, 2006–; Victorian Review, 2006–; SQS, 2006–; Victoriographies, 2010–. Publications include: Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists (1996), Literary and Critical Theory: From Basic Principles to Advanced Applications (2001), The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual (2002), Queer Theories (2003), Subjectivity (2004), The Academic Community: A Manual for Change (2007), Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies (2009); ed., Muscular Christianity: Embodying the Victorian Age (1994), Professions: Conversations on the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies (2001); coed., RePresenting Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire (1996), The Routledge Queer Studies Reader (2012); guest ed., Nineteenth-Century Prose (1999), ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature (2001); guest coed., College Literature (1997), Victorian Poetry (2000); contrib., American Diversity, American Identity (1995), The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage (1995), Mapping Male Sexuality: Nineteenth-Century England (2000), Queer Theory (2004), The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory (2006), Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces (2010); articles in College English, Pedagogy, Teacher-Scholar, ADE Bulletin, Victorian Review, Profession, Chronicle Review, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, Victorian Poetry, ARIEL, Victorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Critical inQueeries, College Literature, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Modern Language Studies, Problems and Experiences in the Teaching of English, English Teaching Forum.

Paula M. Krebs. Prof. English, Wheaton Coll., MA; as of 1 July: dean of humanities and social sciences, Bridgewater State Univ. Ch., Dept. of English, Wheaton Coll., 1999–2005. PhD, Indiana Univ. Henry Charles Chapman Fellowship, Inst. of Commonwealth Studies, Univ. of London, 1994; Amer. Council on Educ. fellowship, 2010–11. Faculty Advocate Award, Wheaton Coll. chapter, AAUP, 2004. Dir., Summer Inst. for Literary and Cultural Studies, Wheaton Coll., 2008–12. Board of directors, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Exec. Comm. (2002–05) and Ad Hoc Comm. on the Status of African American Faculty Members in English (2005–06), Assn. of Depts. of English; Assn. of Amer. Colls. and Univs. MLA activities: Nominating Comm., 2009–10. Ed., Academe, 2005–09; ed. board, Feminist Teacher, 1984–97. Publications include: Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War (1999); ed., Rudyard Kipling, Kim (2010); coed., The Feminist Teacher Anthology: Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies (1998); contrib., White Women in Racialized Spaces (2003), After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation (2003), Approaches to Teaching Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (2006), Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces (2010); articles in Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Prose, History Workshop, Text and Context, Profession, ADE Bulletin, Academe, On Campus with Women, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed.

Maria Maisto. Adjunct prof. English, Cuyahoga Community Coll., OH. Cofounder and pres., New Faculty Majority: The Natl. Coalition for Adjunct and Contingent Equity, 2009–; cofounder and exec. dir., New Faculty Majority Foundation, 2011–. MA, Georgetown Univ.; ABD, Univ. of Maryland, College Park. Previous appointment: Univ. of Akron. Distinguished Teaching Asst., Univ. of Maryland, 1999–2000. MLA activities: exec. comm., Discussion Group on Part-Time Faculty Members, 2012–Jan. 2017. Publications include: coauthor, instructor’s manual for 75 Arguments: An Anthology (2007); contrib., Imag(in)ing Otherness: Essays on Religion and Film (1999), Contemporary Colleges and Universities: A Reader (2012), Embracing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Changing Campuses for the New Faculty Majority (2012); articles in Liberal Education, Inside Higher Ed.

Miles McCrimmon. Prof. English, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., VA. PhD, Univ. of Texas, Austin. NEH summer seminar fellowship, 1995; site leader for dissemination grant, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 2001–04. Coll. Service Award, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. (JSRCC), 1994; Distinguished Achievement Award, JSRCC, 1999; Academic Scholar Award, JSRCC, 2005; Chancellor’s Commonwealth Prof., Virginia Community Coll. System (VCCS), 2005–07; Excellence in Educ. Award, VCCS, 2010. Regional exec. comm., Two-Year Coll. English Assn. (TYCA) Southeast, 2000–03; Task Force on Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment, TYCA, 2010–12; Comm. on Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment, Natl. Council of Teachers of English, 2010–12; Natl. Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships; Council of Writing Prog. Administrators; Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication. MLA activities: Comm. on Community Colls., 2008–11; Delegate Assembly, 2011–Jan. 2014. Ed. boards: Bedford Guide for College Writers, 2003–04; Pearson MyCompLab, 2007–09. Publications include: The Flat World Knowledge Handbook for Writers (2011); ed., Open for Knowledge: Readings for College (2012); contrib., Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing (2007), College Credit for Writing in High School: The “Taking Care of” Business (2010); articles in Two-Year College English Association Southeast Journal, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, College English.

Special-Interest Delegates

The 2012 Elections Committee has nominated the following candidates to replace the seventeen special-interest delegates whose terms in the assembly will expire on 6 January 2013. Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 7 January 2013 through the close of the January 2016 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.

Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing (1)
Jim Keller, Bard Coll. / Steven H. Shoemaker, Connecticut Coll.

Creative Writing (1)
Kass Fleisher, Illinois State Univ. / David Galef, Montclair State Univ.

Ethnic Studies (2)
Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Univ. of California, Berkeley / Wenying Xu, Florida Atlantic Univ. ♦ Warren Carson, Univ. of South Carolina Upstate / Dolan Hubbard, Morgan State Univ.

Foreign Language Teaching (1)
Derrick Miller, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington / Per Urlaub, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Gays and Lesbians in the Profession (1)
Katherine Biers, Columbia Univ. / Heather Lukes, Occidental Coll.

Independent Scholars and Alternative Careers (1)
Gabrielle Dean, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD / Eric Zinner, New York Univ. Press

Lecturers, Adjuncts, and Instructors (2)
Melanie Anderson, Univ. of Mississippi / Leah Strobel, Indiana Univ., Bloomington ♦ Nicole Calian, Univ. of Washington, Seattle / Jeongoh Kim, Vanderbilt Univ.

Less-Taught Languages (1)
Christopher E. Larkosh, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth / Pedro S. Pereira, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Politics and the Profession (2)
Nathan Brown, Univ. of California, Davis / Steven William Thomas, Wagner Coll. ♦ Lisa Cacho, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana / Yogita Goyal, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Two-Year Colleges (2)
H. Edward Higginbotham, Lawson State Community Coll., AL / Harun Karim Thomas, Daytona State Coll., FL ♦ Kathryn A. Baker, Santa Fe Coll., FL / David Clemens, Monterey Peninsula Coll., CA

Women in the Profession (3)
Rachael King, New York Univ. / Stephanie Pietros, Fordham Univ., Bronx ♦ Alessandra Benedicty, City Coll., City Univ. of New York / Basuli Deb, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln ♦ Maurizia Boscagli, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara / Miriam L. Wallace, New Coll. of Florida

Regional Delegates

The Elections Committee also nominated the following candidates to replace the thirty-four regional delegates whose terms will expire on 6 January 2013. The committee’s nominations reflect decisions the committee made in response to its constitutional mandate to examine the “apportionment of delegates among the seven regions” and the “apportionment between student and regular members within each region” (art. 10.D.1). To match shifts in the association’s membership, the committee took one seat each away from Regions 2, 4, and 5 and gave one of those seats to Region 6 and two to Region 7. So that the number of graduate student delegates in each region will be “as nearly as possible in proportion to the student membership in the region” (art. 10.3), the number of seats reserved for graduate students was reduced by one in Region 4, increased by one in Region 6, and increased by two in Region 7.

Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 7 January 2013 through the close of the January 2016 convention. Members may vote in only one region but in all contests in that 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 (3)
Heather Klemann, Yale Univ. / Anna Strowe, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst ♦ Benjamin Friedlander, Univ. of Maine, Orono / William Peter Hogan, Providence Coll. ♦ Amy Boylan, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham / Sara Kippur, Trinity Coll., CT

Region 2: New York State (2)
George Leo Joseph, Hobart and William Smith Colls. / William Michael Mudrovic, Skidmore Coll. ♦ Omar F. Miranda, New York Univ. / Seth Perlow, Cornell Univ.

Region 3: Middle Atlantic (3)
Margaret Vallone Gardineer, Felician Coll., Lodi Campus / Anthony Elliott Lee, Seton Hall Univ. ♦ Chiji Akoma, Villanova Univ. / Sidney Donnell, Lafayette Coll. ♦ Heather Steffen, Carnegie Mellon Univ. / candidate unconfirmed

Region 4: Great Lakes (6)
John E. Davidson, Ohio State Univ., Columbus / Theodore Franks Rippey, Bowling Green State Univ. ♦ Patrick L. Gallagher, Kent State Univ. / Stephen David Gingerich, Cleveland State Univ. ♦ Larnell Dunkley, Jr., Harold Washington Coll., City Coll. of Chicago / Richard Gibson, Wheaton Coll. ♦ Jennifer Therese Howell, Univ. of Wisconsin, La Crosse / Heather Willis Allen, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison ♦ Karalyn Kendall-Morwick, Indiana Univ., Bloomington / Jacquilyn Weeks, Univ. of Notre Dame ♦ Juliet Lynd, Illinois State Univ. / María Yazmina Moreno-Florido, Chicago State Univ.

Region 5: South (6)
Frank A. Palmeri, Univ. of Miami / Mark A. Reid, Univ. of Florida ♦ Jürgen E. Grandt, Gainesville State Coll., GA / Daniel Cross Turner, Coastal Carolina Univ. ♦ Susan Hays Bussey, Georgia Gwinnett Coll. / Margaret McGehee, Presbyterian Coll. ♦ Kirk Curnutt, Troy Univ. / Judson D. Watson, Univ. of Mississippi ♦ Lisa Nalbone, Univ. of Central Florida / Ericka H. Parra, Valdosta State Univ. ♦ Audrey Magre-Burba, Emory Univ. / Jacqueline Salen, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

Region 6: Central and Rocky Mountain (6)
Adam Coon, Univ. of Texas, Austin / Paris Masek II, Arizona State Univ. ♦ Emily A. Haddad, Univ. of South Dakota / Michelle M. Sauer, Univ. of North Dakota ♦ Salvador Mercado, Univ. of Denver / Jorge P. Pérez, Univ. of Kansas ♦ Gina Hausknecht, Coe Coll. / Clara A. Lomas, Colorado Coll. ♦ Jesse Alemán, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque / Simon J. Ortiz, Arizona State Univ. ♦ Karen E. Ramirez, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder / Malinda M. Williams, Univ. of Denver

Region 7: Western US and Western Canada (8)
Christopher M. Lupke, Washington State Univ., Pullman / candidate unconfirmed ♦ Janis Breckenridge, Whitman Coll. / Natalia Ruiz-Rubio, Eastern Washington Univ. ♦ Magdalena Kay, Univ. of Victoria / Allison Muri, Univ. of Saskatchewan ♦ Jason Herbeck, Boise State Univ. / Richard H. Watts, Univ. of Washington, Seattle ♦ James Kyung-Jin Lee, Univ. of California, Irvine / candidate unconfirmed ♦ April Anson, Univ. of Oregon / Cheryl Narumi Naruse, Univ. of Hawai'i, Mānoa ♦ Maria Faini, Univ. of California, Berkeley / Alexandria Gray, Univ. of Washington, Seattle ♦ Marta Figlerowicz, Univ. of California, Berkeley / Diana Leong, Univ. of California, Irvine


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