Nominations for 2013 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 2013 Nominating Committee has selected three nominees for second vice president of the MLA. The person elected will take office on 13 January 2014 and will automatically become first vice president in 2015, serving in that office through the close of the January 2016 convention, and president of the MLA in 2016, serving in that office through the close of the January 2017 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.
Kwame Anthony Appiah. Laurance S. Rockefeller Univ. Prof. of Philosophy and the Univ. Center for Human Values, Princeton Univ. PhD, Clare Coll., Cambridge Univ. Previous appointments: Harvard Univ., 1991–2002 (Carswell Prof. of Afro-Amer. Studies and Philosophy, 1999–2002); Duke Univ., Jan. 1990–June 1991; Cornell Univ., July 1986–Dec. 1989; Yale Univ., 1981–86. Junior research fellow, Clare Coll., Cambridge Univ., 1979–81; Morse fellowship, Clare Coll., Cambridge Univ., 1983–84; junior fellow, Soc. for the Humanities, Cornell Univ., 1985–86; Mellon fellowship, National Humanities Center, 1990–91; Walter Channing Cabot fellowship, Harvard Univ., 1998–99; senior fellow, Soc. of Fellows, Harvard Univ., 2000–02. Visiting appointments: New York Univ. School of Law; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Fordham Univ. School of Law. Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (for In My Father’s House), Cleveland Foundation, 1993; Herskovits Award (for In My Father’s House), African Studies Assn., 1993; honorable mention, James Russell Lowell Prize (for In My Father’s House), MLA, 1993; Ralph J. Bunche Award (for Color Conscious), Amer. Political Science Assn., 1997; Arthur Ross Book Award (for Cosmopolitanism), Council on Foreign Relations, 2007; Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize (for “outstanding and lasting contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations”), Brandeis Univ., 2008; Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities, Princeton Univ., 2010; New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award (for The Honor Code), 2011; Natl. Humanities Medal, NEH, 2011. Honorary degrees: Univ. of Richmond; Colgate Univ.; Bard Coll.; Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.; Swarthmore Coll.; Dickinson Coll. (commencement speaker); Columbia Univ.; New School; Colby Coll.; Bereal Coll.; Occidental Coll. (commencement speaker); Harvard Univ.; Univ. of Pennsylvania. Member, Amer. Acad. of Arts and Sciences, 1995–; member, Amer. Philosophical Soc., 2001–; Amer. Acad. of Arts and Letters, 2008–. Board of dirs., ArtStor, 2003–; board member, Amer. Council of Learned Societies, 2004– (ch., 2005–12); Board of Trustees, Amer. Acad. in Berlin, 2005–06; advisory board, Natl. Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012–15. Supervising Comm. (1992–94), ch. (1993–94), and trustee (1996–2000), English Inst.; Freedom to Write Comm. (ch., 1996–2003), board member (2000–03), and pres. (2009–12), PEN Amer. Center; pres., Eastern Div., Amer. Philosophical Assn. (APA), 2007; ch., Board of Officers, APA, 2008–11; African Lit. Assn., 1987–97 (member). MLA activities: Exec. Council, 2003–06. Ed., Transition, 1991–2005; assoc. ed., Philosophical Review, 1987–89; editorial adviser (on African philosophy), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1993–97. Ed. or advisory boards: Philosophical Review, 1986–87; Diacritics, 1987–89; Public Culture, 1989–95; Callaloo, 1990–98; GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1992–2005; Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1998–2008; Translation, 2010. Publications include: In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (1992), The Ethics of Identity (2005), Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006), Experiments in Ethics (2008), Mi Cosmopolitismo (2008), Che cos’è l’Occidente? (2008), The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (2010); coauthor, Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (1996), Bu Me Bé: Proverbs of the Akans (2002); ed., Early African-American Classics (1990); African section ed., The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (2000); coed., Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Chinua Achebe: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1993), Ann Petry: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1994), Frederick Douglass: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (1994), A Dictionary of Global Culture (1996), Encarta Africana (1999), Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (1999; 2nd ed., 2005), Encarta Africana 2000 (1999), Buying Freedom (2007); guest coed., Critical Inquiry (1992); contrib., Wole Soyinka: An Appraisal (1994), Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism (1995), For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism (1996), Gateways to Knowledge: The Role of Academic Libraries in Teaching, Learning, and Research (1996), Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture (2001), Buying Freedom (2007), Race or Ethnicity: On Black and Latino Identity (2007), and others; articles in Critical Inquiry, Yale Journal of Criticism, Callaloo, PMLA, Daedalus, Boston University Law Review, and others.
David J. Bartholomae. Prof. English and Charles Crow Ch., Univ. of Pittsburgh. PhD, Rutgers Univ. Previous appointment: Rutgers Coll., 1973–75. Grant (for inst. for teachers of composition), NEH, 1977; research grant, Natl. Council of Teachers of English, 1978–79; Fulbright lecturer, Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain), 1982; test development grant, Natl. Assessment of Educational Progress, 1982; Ford Foundation project grant (using cognitive research and computer technology to improve writing skills), 1983–86; grant (for Western Pennsylvania Writing Project), Natl. Writing Project and Pittsburgh Board of Educ., 1984; equipment grant, Digital Equipment Corp., 1984; Mellon Foundation grant (for Varieties of Reasoning project), 1989–93; Annenberg/CPB grant (for Electronic Networks for Interaction [ENFI] Project), 1989; curriculum development grant, Basque govt., 2000. Visiting appointment: Universidad de Deusto, 1989–90, 1999–2000, 2005–06; 2009–10. Braddock Award (for best article in College Composition and Communication), 1981; Distinguished Achievement Award, Educational Press Assn. of America, 1987; Distinguished Alumnus, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1992; Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1995; Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize (for Writing on the Margins), MLA, 2005; Best Books of 2005 (for Writing on the Margins), Writing on the Edge; Exemplar Award, Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication (CCCC), 2006; Francis Andrew March Award (for distinguished service to the profession), Assn. of Depts. of English (ADE), 2008. Board of directors, Martha’s Vineyard Inst. on Writing and Teaching; cofounder and advisory board, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project; evaluator, ENFI Project, Gallaudet Univ. Board of directors, Writing Prog. Administrators, 1977–82; exec. comm., Coll. Section, NCTE, 1984–85; exec. comm. (1982–85), officer (1985–89), prog. ch. (1986–87), assoc. ch. (1986–87), and ch. (1987–88), CCCC; exec. comm., NCTE, 1987–88; Exec. Comm. (2004–06), pres. (2006), and Ad Hoc Comm. on Staffing (ch., 2006–08), ADE. MLA activities: ch., prog. comm., MLA Responsibilities for Literacy conference, 1989–90; consultant, MLA-FIPSE Curriculum Development Project, 1991–92; exec. comm., Div. on the Teaching of Writing, 1996–2000; Exec. Council, 1998–2001; Delegate Assembly, 1998–2001; Mildenberger Prize and Shaughnessy Prize Selection Comm., 2004; Ad Hoc Comm. on MLA Style, 2004–05. Series founder and coed. (1989–), Composition, Literacy, and Culture, Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. Ed. or advisory boards: Journal of Basic Writing, 1985–; Written Communication, 1985–90; College Composition and Communication, 1988–93; College English, 1992–98; Pedagogy, 1999–. Publications include: Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching (2005); coauthor, Facts, Artifacts, Counterfacts: Reading and Writing in Theory and Practice (1986), Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (textbook, 1987; 9th ed., 2011), Reading the Lives of Others: A Sequence for Writers (textbook, 1995), Ways of Reading: Words and Images (textbook, 2002); coed., The Teaching of Writing (1986); contrib., When a Writer Can’t Write: Studies in Writer’s Block and Other Composing-Process Problems (1985), The Territory of Language (1986), Only Connect: Uniting Reading and Writing (1986), Audits of Meaning (1988), Developing Discourse Practices in Adolescence and Adulthood (1990), The Right to Literacy (1990), Network-Based Classrooms: Promises and Realities (1993), Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts (1995), Argument Revised, Argument Redefined: Negotiating Meaning in the Composition Classroom (1996), Composition in the Twenty-First Century (1996), History, Reflection, and Narrative: The Professionalization of Composition, 1963–1983 (1999), Critical Passages: Teaching the Transition to College Composition (2004), Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures (2007); articles in Writing on the Edge, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, ADE Bulletin, College English, Minnesota Review, PMLA, Critical Quarterly, Boundary 2, College Composition and Communication, Issues in Writing, Journal of Basic Writing, Pre/Text, Educational Leadership, Fforum, WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Garrett Stewart. James O. Freedman Prof. of Letters, Univ. of Iowa. PhD, Yale Univ. Previous appointments: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, 1976–93; Boston Univ., 1971–76. Guggenheim fellowship, 1978–79; NEH senior fellowship, 1990–91; Camargo Foundation fellowship, winter-spring 2002. Visiting appointments: Stanford Univ., spring 1986; Princeton Univ., 1987–88; Univ. of Fribourg (Switzerland), 1995–96; visiting distinguished prof., Queen Mary, Univ. of London, June 2012. Member, Amer. Acad. of Arts and Sciences, 2010–; Barbara and George Perkins Prize (for Novel Violence), Intl. Soc. for the Study of Narrative, 2011. Dir., Mellon Dissertation Seminar, summer 2009, summer 2011. Exec. Council, Intl. Soc. for the Study of Narrative, 2007–09. MLA activities: exec. comm., Div. on Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century English Lit., 1985–89; PMLA Advisory Comm., 1989–93; Delegate Assembly, 1992–95; Publications Comm., 1996–99; Prize for a First Book Selection Comm., 1998–99 (ch., 1999); PMLA Ed. Board, 1999–2001. Advisory ed., Post-Script: Essays on Film and the Humanities, 1980–; advisory ed., LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 1989–; advisory board, Modern Language Quarterly, 1992–; advisory board, Film Quarterly, 2009–. Publications include: Dickens and the Trials of Imagination (1974), Death Sentences: Styles of Dying in British Fiction (1984), Reading Voices: Literature and the Phonotext (1990), Dear Reader: The Conscripted Audience in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (1996), Between Film and Screen: Modernism’s Photo Synthesis (1999), The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text (2006), Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema (2007), Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction (2009), Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art (2011); contrib., Philosophical Approaches to Literature (1984), Sexuality and Death in Victorian Literature (1989), The Cambridge Companion to Keats (2001), The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens (2001), Dickens on Screen (2004), Contending with Stanley Cavell (2005), Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image (2006), The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature (2010), Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies (2010), Shakespeare Up Close (2012), Teaching Film (2012), BRANCH (online, 2012), Stanley Cavell, Literature, and Film: The Idea of America (2012); articles in Critical Inquiry, English Literary History, Victorian Studies, Georgia Review, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Missouri Review, New Literary History, PMLA, Novel, Yale Journal of Criticism, Modern Language Quarterly, Sight and Sound, Biography, Mosaic, Film Quarterly.
The Nominating Committee has selected seven nominees for the MLA Executive Council. The three candidates elected will serve four-year terms that will begin 14 January 2014 and run through the close of the January 2018 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 2014, 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. Of the continuing council members, seven are regular members, two are student members, and none is a life member. The Nominating Committee has therefore nominated only regular members and life 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 life members. (Note: In the candidate listing, below, life members are marked with a §.)
A biographical summary for each candidate appears below; members will receive voting instructions in the fall.
Douglas M. Armato. Dir., Univ. of Minnesota Press. BA, Columbia Univ. Previous positions: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1988–98 (assoc. dir., 1995–98); Univ. of Georgia Press, 1984–87 (asst. dir., 1986–87); Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1981–84; Basic Books, Inc., 1981; Columbia Univ. Press, 1978–80. Co–principal investigator, Quadrant (initiative for interdisciplinary scholarship funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Inst. for Advanced Study, and the Univ. of Minnesota), 2007–. Faculty member, Howard Univ. Publishing Inst., 1991, 1992, 1993. Advisory board, BiblioVault Ebook Consortium, 2005; advisory comm., ITHAKA/JSTOR Ebook Prog., 2009–10; steering comm., Univ. Press Ebook Consortium, 2010. Assn. of Amer. Univ. Presses (AAUP) activities: Marketing Comm., 1986; Professional Development Comm., 1993–94 (ch., 1994); Nominating Comm., 1997, 2007 (ch.), 2010; Board of Directors, 2999–2001, 2003–06; Program Comm., 2000; pres., 2005–06; ch., Exec. Dir. Search Comm., 2012. MLA activities: AAUP representative, MLA/AAUP/Assn. of Research Libraries joint meeting on scholarly publishing, Oct. 2002. Member, Soc. for Lit., Science, and the Arts. Advisory board, Speakeasy Magazine, Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis), 2005–06. Publications include articles in Against the Grain, AAUP Exchange, Library Journal.
Brian Croxall. Digital Humanities Strategist and lecturer English, Emory Univ. PhD, Emory Univ. Previous appointments: emerging technologies librarian, Emory Univ., 2010–12; visiting asst. prof., Clemson Univ., 2009–10; visiting asst. prof., Emory Univ., 2008–09. Hemingway Soc. travel grant, 2004; Ernest Hemingway Research Grant, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 2007; travel award, Soc. for Lit., Science, and the Arts, 2008; participant, Mellon summer dissertation seminar, 2006; visiting scholar, Scholars’ Lab, Univ. of Virginia, 2009–10; postdoctoral fellowship, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2010–12. Finalist, POD Innovation Award, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Educ., 2012. Exec. Council, Assn. for Computers and the Humanities, 2013–16; Digital Americanists. MLA activities: Comm. on Information Technology, 2011–14. Review board, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 2011–; ed. board, Digital Pedagogy Reader and Toolkit, 2012–. Publications include: contrib., #alt-academy (2011), Hacking the Academy: A Book Crowdsourced in One Week (2011); article in Neo-Victorian Studies.
§Morris E. Eaves. Prof. English and Richard L. Turner Prof. of Humanities, Univ. of Rochester. PhD, Tulane Univ. Previous appointment: Univ. of New Mexico, 1970–86 (Presidential Prof. of English, 1985–86). Natl. Humanities Center fellowship, 1984–85; Getty publication grant, 1992; Guggenheim fellowship, 1997; project grant (for William Blake Archive), NEH, 2000–02, 2010–13. Visiting appointments: Tulane Univ., 1979–80; Univ. of Paris (Diderot), Mar. 2009. William Riley Parker Prize, MLA, 1978; Best Special Issue Award (for Studies in Romanticism), Conf. of Eds. of Learned Journals, 1982; Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition (for William Blake Archive), MLA, 2003; approved edition (for William Blake Archive), Comm. on Scholarly Editions, MLA, 2005. Codir., NEH Summer Seminar for Coll. Teachers, 1984; codir., inst. for high school teachers of English, Natl. Humanities Center, 1988–90. Project codir. and ed., William Blake Archive (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Univ. of Rochester), 1994–; assoc. fellow, Inst. for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Univ. of Virginia, 1994–; selection comm., Lyman Award (for achievements in information technology), Natl. Humanities Center–Rockefeller Foundation, 2002; selection comm., Digital Innovation Fellowship, Amer. Council of Learned Societies, 2010–12; steering comm., Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship; Scholars’ Advisory Panel, Digital Library Federation. North Amer. Soc. for the Study of Romanticism. MLA activities: Comm. on Scholarly Editions, 1997–2005 (coch., 2004–05); Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, 2004–06; Publications Comm., 2011–14. Coed., Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, 1970–; ed. board, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2005–08. Publications include William Blake’s Theory of Art (1982), The Counter Arts Conspiracy: Art and Industry in the Age of Blake (1992); ed., S. Foster Damon, A Blake Dictionary (1988), The Cambridge Companion to William Blake (2002; rpt., 2009); guest ed., Studies in Romanticism (1982); coed., Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism (1986), William Blake: The Early Illuminated Books (1993); contrib., The Spenser Encyclopedia (1990), The Cambridge Companion to Romanticism (1992), Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning: The Page, the Image, and the Body (1994), William Blake: Images and Texts (1997), Romanticism and Millenarianism (2002), Textual Studies in the Late Age of Print (2002), Blake, Nation, and Empire (2006), Electronic Textual Editing (2006), Re-envisioning Blake (2012); articles in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Huntington Library Quarterly, RoN: Romanticism on the Net, JEP: The Journal of Electronic Publishing, RLG DigiNews, Romantic Circles, Studies in Romanticism, Wordsworth Circle, PMLA, Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Publishing History, Blake Newsletter, Blake Studies, Contemporary Literature, College English.
§Margaret R. Higonnet. Prof. English and comparative lit., Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs. PhD, Yale Univ. Previous appointment: George Washington Univ., 1967–68. Fulbright scholarship, 1966–67; Rockefeller fellowship, 1985; Camargo Foundation grant, 1985; NEH fellowship, summer 1988; research fellowship, Instituto Juan March (Madrid), 1989; Fulbright travel grant, 1991–92; fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, July 1993; visiting fellow, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, 1995; Bunting Inst. fellowship, Radcliffe Coll., 1995–96; nonresident fellowship, Open Society Inst., 2005–06. Visiting appointments: Ludwig-Maximilian Universität (Munich), 1991–92, 1993, 2000; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 2008. Literary Criticism Award, Children’s Lit. Assn., 1988, 1994. Study group coch. (Gender, Society, and Politics), Center for European Studies, Harvard Univ., 1990–; conseil scientifique, Institut International Charles Perrault (Paris), 1996–2000; advisory comm., Group for War and Culture Studies, Univ. of Westminster, 2000–; comité scientifique, Historial de la Grande Guerre (Péronne, France), 2008–12; advisory board, Centre of Comparative Studies, Univ. of Göttingen, 2008–12; advisory board, Univ. of Connecticut Humanities Inst., 2009–10. Sec.-treasurer, English Inst., 1976–79; exec. board, Intl. Research Soc. for Children’s Lit., 1991–93; advisory board (1991–95), Harry Levin and René Wellek Prize Comm. (1996–98), Horst Frenz Prize Comm. (ch., 2001–03), vice pres. (2001–03), and pres. (2003–05), Amer. Comparative Lit. Assn.; advisory board (1993–95) and pres. (1997–99), Amer. Conference on Romanticism; Anne D. Jordan Award Comm., Children’s Lit. Assn., 1994–96; Coordinating Comm. for Comparative History of Lits. in European Langs. (member, 1997–2007; sec., 2007–10; and pres., 2010–13), and Comm. on Gender (pres., 2002–10), Intl. Comparative Lit. Assn.; delegate, Amer. Council of Learned Societies, 2001–05; asst. sec.-general, Intl. Federation for Modern Langs. and Lits., 2005–11. MLA activities: Delegate Assembly, 1989–91; Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession, 1990–93; exec. comm., Div. on Children’s Lit., 1992–96; exec. comm., Div. on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the 19th Century, 1997–2001; PMLA Ed. Board, 1999–2001; exec. comm., Div. on Comparative Studies in 20th-Century Lit., 2004–08; Radio Comm., 2005–08; Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies Selection Comm., 2006–08 (ch., 2007); Elections Comm., 2010–11. Ed. (1985) and coed. (1986–90), Children’s Literature. Ed. or advisory boards: Children’s Literature, 1991–; Prisms, 1993–2000; Lion and the Unicorn, 1997–2003; Australian Humanities Research Journal, 1998–; Comparative Literature, 2000–05; Journal of War and Culture Studies (London), 2006–; Gender Studies Journal (Romania), 2009–; Arcadia, 2009–; War and Representation (Glasgow), 2010–. Publications include: Horn of Oberon: Jean Paul Richter’s School for Aesthetics (1973); ed., The Sense of Sex: Feminist Perspectives on Hardy (1993), Borderwork: Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature (1994), Nineteenth-Century British Women Poets (1996), Lines of Fire: Women Writers on World War I (1999), Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War (2001); guest ed., MELUS (2002), Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature (2007), Comparative Critical Studies (2009); coed., The Representation of Women in Fiction (1983), Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars (1987), Reconfigured Spheres: Literary Representations of Feminine Space (1994), Antifeminism in the Academy (1996), Girls, Boys, Books, Toys (1999), Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identity across Time and Cultures (2010); contrib., Écriture féminine et littérature de jeunesse (1995), Das Volk--Abbild, Konstruktion, Phantasma (1996), L’humour et la littérature enfantine (2000), Bi-Textualität: Inszenierungen des Paares (2000), Savoirs et littérature (2002), Romantic Non-fiction Prose (2004), Teaching World Literature (2009), A Companion to Thomas Hardy (2009), Under Fire: Childhood in the Shadow of War (2008), Children and Armed Conflict (2011), Hollywood’s Africa (2012); articles in Critical Inquiry, Poetics Today, LIT, Novel, 14–18 Aujourd’hui, Modernism / Modernity, Arcadia, Neohelicon, Children’s Literature, Comparative Literature, PMLA, Lion and the Unicorn, Global South, Journal of War and Culture Studies, Comparatist, Miranda, 1616: Anuario de literatura comparada.
§Anton Kaes. Class of 1939 Prof. of German and prof. film and media, Univ. of California, Berkeley. PhD, Stanford Univ. Previous appointment: Univ. of California, Irvine, 1973–81. Visiting appointments: Australian Natl. Univ., 1995; Harvard Univ., fall 1999; Tel Aviv Univ., Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009. Rockefeller Foundation humanities research grant, 1978–79; Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship, 1984–85; fellow in residence, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1989–90; Guggenheim fellowship, 1989–90; NEH research fellowship, 1994; Univ. of California President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 1994; fellow, Humanities Research Inst., Univ. of California, Irvine, 1996; fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 1998; fellow, Intl. Research Center for Cultural Studies (Vienna), 1999; fellow, Zentrum für Literaturwissenschaft (Berlin), 2000; Sackler Fellowship, Tel Aviv Univ., 2002 (deferred). Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Prize, 2004; Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Langs. and Lits. (for Shell Shock Cinema), MLA, 2008–09; Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 2010; DAAD Book Prize (for Shell Shock Cinema), German Studies Assn., 2010; Limina Award (for Shell Shock Cinema), FilmForum Festival (Udine, Italy), 2010. German Studies Assn., AATG, Soc. for Cinema and Media Studies, ACLA. MLA activities: Comm. on Honors and Awards, 1991–94 (ch., 1992–94); Nominating Comm., 1996–97; PMLA Ed. Board, 1997–99; exec. comm., Div. on 20th-Century German Lit., 2004–08. Founding series coed., Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism, Univ. of California Press, 1989–. Ed. boards: German Quarterly, 1983–88; Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik, 1986–; Disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 1992–; Medienwissenschaft--ein Rezensionsorgan, 1994–; New German Critique, 2003–; Pop: Kultur und Kritik, 2011–. Publications include: Expressionismus in Amerika. Rezeption und Innovation (1975), Deutschlandbilder. Die Wiederkehr der Geschichte als Film (1987), From Hitler to Heimat: The Return of History as Film (1989), M (2000), Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War (2009); ed., Kino-Debatte. Texte zum Verhältnis von Literatur und Film 1909–1929 (1978), Weimarer Republik. Texte und Dokumente zur Deutschen Literatur 1918–1933 (1983); coed., Probleme der Moderne: Studien zur deutschen Literatur von Nietzsche bis Brecht (1983), Geschichte des deutschen Films (1993; 2nd ed., 2005), The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (1995), A New History of German Literature (2004), Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955–2005 (2007), Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration (2011); contrib., Geschichte als Literatur (1990), Filmkultur zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik (1992), Expressionist Utopias (1993), High and Low Cultures: German Attempts at Mediation (1994), A History of the Cinema, 1895–1995 (1996), The Yale Handbook of Jewish Writing in Germany (1997), Cultural Dialogue and Misreading (1997), Literaturforschung heute (1999), Modernität und Trauma (2000), The German Cinema Book (2002), The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War (2004), The Many Faces of German: Transformation in the Study of German History and Culture (2004), European Cinema (2004), Crowds (2006), Wettlauf um die Moderne: Die USA und Deutschland 1890 bis heute (2008), Weimar Publics / Weimar Subjects: Rethinking the Political Culture of Germany in the 1920s (2010), “Escape to Life”: German Intellectuals in New York (2012), A New History of German Cinema (2012), Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art (2012), and others; articles in Modern Language Journal, Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik, German Quarterly, Text + Kritik, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, New German Critique, History and Memory, Monatshefte, Qui parle, German Politics and Society, Art Forum.
§Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting. Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Prof. of French and African Amer. and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt Univ. PhD, Brown Univ. Previous appointments: Hamilton Coll., 2002–04; Purdue Univ., 1994–2002. Dorothy Danforth Compton fellowship (Brown Univ.), 1990–94; Academic Leadership Prog. fellowship, Comm. on Institutional Cooperation, 1998–99; Camargo Foundation fellowship, fall 1999; George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation fellowship, 1999–2000; fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, June-July 2000; Edith and Richard French Fellowship, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale Univ., May 2008. Visiting appointments: Tulane Univ., fall 1997; Institut für Philosophie, Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt), Feb. 2001; Hamilton Coll., 2001–02; Gorée Inst. (Dakar, Senegal), July 2003. Honorable mention (for Spoils of War), Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997; Horace Mann Medal, Brown Univ., 2006; Emily Toth Award (for Pimps Up, Ho’s Down), Popular Culture Assn. / Amer. Culture Assn., 2008; Root 100 Emerging and Established African American Leaders, 2010. Seminar codir., Robert Penn Warren Humanities Center, Vanderbilt Univ., 2007–08. Coll. Lang. Assn., Assn. for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Soc. for French Historical Studies. MLA activities: Advisory Comm. on Foreign Langs. and Lits., 2000–03 (ch., 2002–03). Senior coed., Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, 2012–; series coed., Philosophy and Race, State Univ. of New York Press, 2000–; series coed., Blacks in the Diaspora, Indiana Univ. Press, 2006–. Ed. or advisory boards: After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France, Lexington Books, 2003–; Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, 2010–. Publications include: Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms (1998), Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French (1999), Negritude Women (2002), Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women (2007); ed., The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” (2009); ed. and trans., Paulette Nardal, Beyond Negritude: Essays from Woman in the City (2009); coed., Fanon: A Critical Reader (1996), Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions (1997), The Black Feminist Reader (2000), The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2nd ed., 2010), Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness (2012); contrib., Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy (1997), The Comparative Reader: A Handlist of Basic Reading in Comparative Literature (1997), Rethinking Fanon: The Continuing Dialogue (1999), Frantz Fanon: Critical Perspectives (1999), The Quest for Community and Identity: Critical Essays in Africana Social Philosophy (2002), A Companion to African-American Philosophy (2003), Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy (2003), Feminist Frontiers (2008), Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line (2008), Black Europe and the African Diaspora (2009); articles in Modern Fiction Studies, Small Axe, ADFL Bulletin, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Foreign Languages, French Literature Series, Black Scholar.
§Philip M. Weinstein. Alexander Griswold Cummins Prof. of English, Swarthmore Coll. PhD, Harvard Univ. Previous appointment: Harvard Univ., 1968–71. French govt. grant and Fulbright travel grant, 1962–63; Woodrow Wilson Natl. Foundation fellowship, 1963–64; NEH fellowship, 1974–75, 1982–83, 2003; Mellon Foundation grant, 1978–79; Amer. Council of Learned Societies fellowship, 1988; George Becker Fellowship, 1988, 1994–95; Flack Fellowship, 1998; Lang Fellowship, 2007–08. Visiting appointments: École Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles (Paris), 1983; visiting distinguished prof., Rhodes Coll., 1987; Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1994; Université de Versailles, 1999; Margaret Bundy Scott Prof., Williams Coll., 2002. Graduation speaker (selected by senior class), Swarthmore Coll., 1990; Hugh Holman Award (for Becoming Faulkner), Soc. for the Study of Souther Lit., 2011. Officer (1991–94), vice pres. (1997–2000), and pres. (2000–03), William Faulkner Soc. MLA activities: PMLA Advisory Comm., 1997–2000. Ed. boards: Études faulkneriennes, 1996–; Revue d’études américaines, 2000–. Publications include: Henry James and the Requirements of the Imagination (1971), The Semantics of Desire: Changing Models of Identity from Dickens to Joyce (1984), Faulkner’s Subject: A Cosmos No One Owns (1992; rpt., 2002), What Else but Love? The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison (1996), Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction (2005), Becoming Faulkner (2010); ed., The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner (1995); contrib., Faulkner and the Craft of Fiction (1989), A Companion to James Studies (1992), Faulkner and the Short Story (1992), Approaches to Teaching Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (1996), Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays (1996), Faulkner and Gender (1996), Études faulknériennes II: Faulkner centenaire (2000), Teaching Faulkner: Approaches and Methods (2001), Postmodern Yoknapatawpha (2002), Look Away: New Perspectives on the American South (2004), Faulkner and the Ecology of the South (2005), A Companion to William Faulkner (2007), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature (2009), A Companion to the American Novel (2012); articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, Studies in American Fiction.
The 2013 Elections Committee has nominated the following candidates to replace the seventeen special-interest delegates whose terms in the assembly will expire on 12 January 2014. Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 13 January 2014 through the close of the January 2017 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)
Lauren M. Bowen, Michigan Tech Univ. / Stephanie Lynn Kerschbaum, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
Continuing and Distance Education (1)
Adeline Koh, Richard Stockton Coll. of New Jersey / Elizabeth M. Losh, Univ. of California, San Diego
Creative Writing (1)
Suzanne Matson, Boston Coll. / Susan Wheeler, Princeton Univ.
Disability Issues (1)
Patrick W. Anderson, Univ. of California, San Diego / Leigh Gilmore, Harvard Divinity School
Ethnic Studies (3)
Channette Romero, Univ. of Georgia / Kirstin L. Squint, High Point Univ. ♦ Maryse Jayasuriya, Univ. of Texas, El Paso / Kun Qian, Univ. of Pittsburgh ♦ Kendric L. Coleman, Valdosta State Univ. / Karen Shimakawa, New York Univ.
Foreign Language Teaching (1)
Sébastien Dubreil, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville / Isaac Joslin, Univ. of South Dakota
Gays and Lesbians in the Profession (1)
Héctor Dominguez, Univ. of Texas, Austin / Lawrence M. La Fountain-Stokes, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Independent Scholars and Alternative Careers (2)
Mark E. Szarko, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. / Patrick Williams, Syracuse Univ. ♦ Richard Hardack, Berkeley, CA / F. Bart Miller, Jacksonville, FL
Less-Taught Languages (1)
Julie K. Allen, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison / Rebecca Jane Stanton, Barnard Coll.
Politics and the Profession (1)
Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State Univ. / David G. Kelman, California State Univ., Fullerton
Two-Year Colleges (2)
Christa Baiada, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York / Valerie Holliday, Baton Rouge Community Coll., LA ♦ Ginny Carney, Leech Lake Tribal Coll., MN / Linda Weinhouse, Community Coll. of Baltimore County, Essex Campus, MD
Women in the Profession (2)
Miriam L. Bailin, Washington Univ. in St. Louis / Angelika Bammer, Emory Univ. ♦ Lena Michelle Hill, Univ. of Iowa / Rebecca F. Stern, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia
The Elections Committee also nominated the following candidates to replace the thirty-eight regional delegates whose terms will expire on 12 January 2014. Each pairing represents a contest. The term of office of those elected will be from 13 January 2014 through the close of the January 2017 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)
James Robert Allard, Brock Univ. / Jeremy A. Lopez, Univ. of Toronto ♦ Stephen David Powell, Univ. of Guelph / Adam Sol, Laurentian Univ. ♦ Matthew Garrett, Wesleyan Univ. / Alex Mueller, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston ♦ Irit Ruth Kleiman, Boston Univ. / Andrea W. Tarnowski, Dartmouth Coll. ♦ Christopher Eldrett, Boston Univ. / Antonio Guijarro-Donadiós, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
Region 2: New York State (6)
Juan de Castro, New School / Matthew W. Lessig, State Univ. of New York, Coll. at Cortland ♦ Emily S. Apter, New York Univ. / Roberta Lyles Krueger, Hamilton Coll. ♦ Andrew Albin, Fordham Univ., Lincoln Center / Gregory Foran, Nazareth Coll. of Rochester ♦ Jonathan Baldo, Eastman School of Music, Univ. of Rochester / Nicholas G. Salvato, Cornell Univ. ♦ Lisa Berglund, Buffalo State Coll., State Univ. of New York / Janet Galligani Casey, Skidmore Coll. ♦ Christopher Eng, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York / Akash Kumar, Columbia Univ.
Region 3: Middle Atlantic (5)
Peter Mallios, Univ. of Maryland, College Park / Bernard McKenna, Univ. of Delaware, Newark ♦ Keith D. Leonard, American Univ. / Patrick R. O’Malley, Georgetown Univ. ♦ Cynthia Ann Schmidt-Cruz, Univ. of Delaware, Newark / Brenda Werth, American Univ. ♦ Michelle Jeannette Brazier, Raritan Valley Community Coll., NJ / Maria Hanna Makowiecka, Bergen Community Coll., NJ ♦ Kyle McAuley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick / Rob Wakeman, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Region 4: Great Lakes (6)
Todd Herzog, Univ. of Cincinnati / Edgar Landgraf, Bowling Green State Univ. ♦ Jeffrey E. Cordell, Alma Coll. / Jonathan Naito, Saint Olaf Coll. ♦ Jonathan Elmer, Indiana Univ., Bloomington / Morris Young, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison ♦ Linda S. Bergmann, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette / Cynthia L. Selfe, Ohio State Univ., Columbus ♦ Heather Brown, Kent State Univ. / Kaitlin Marks-Dubbs, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana ♦ Audrey Dobrenn, Indiana Univ., Bloomington / Jenelle Grant, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
Region 5: South (6)
Benjamin Kahan, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge / John David Miles, Univ. of Memphis ♦ Jürgen E. Grandt, Univ. of North Georgia / Jason M. Richards, Rhodes Coll. ♦ Cynthia Bryant, Southern Univ., Baton Rouge / Anna Lillios, Univ. of Central Florida ♦ Shalyn Claggett, Mississippi State Univ. / Pamela D. Gay-White, Alabama State Univ. ♦ William Hutchings, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham / Frank A. Palmeri, Univ. of Miami ♦ Jordan Stone, Univ. of Georgia / Zackary Vernon, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Region 6: Central and Rocky Mountain (4)
Kwame Dawes, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln / Nathan Grant, Saint Louis Univ. ♦ Katie Kane, Univ. of Montana, Missoula / Susan M. Stone, Loras Coll. ♦ Mariana Bolivar Rubin, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder / Edma I. Delgado Solorzano, Univ. of Kansas ♦ Constance Bailey, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia / Delphine Red Shirt, Univ. of Arizona
Region 7: Western US and Western Canada (6)
David C. Lloyd, Univ. of California, Davis / candidate unconfirmed ♦ Karen Elizabeth Gross, Lewis and Clark Coll. / Sarah Raff, Pomona Coll. ♦ King-Kok Cheung, Univ. of California, Los Angeles / Rosaura Sanchez, Univ. of California, San Diego ♦ Margaret Hanzimanolis, De Anza Coll., CA, and Cañada Coll., CA / Loretta Kane, San Jose State Univ. and Berkeley City Coll., CA ♦ Lucy M. Alford, Stanford Univ. / Erin Sweeney, Univ. of California, Irvine ♦ one contest unconfirmed