PMLA

PMLA is the journal of the Modern Language Association of America. Since 1884 PMLA has published members’ essays judged to be of interest to scholars and teachers of language and literature. Four issues each year (January, March, May, and October) present essays on language and literature, and the September issue is the program for the association’s annual convention. Each issue is sent directly to about 26,000 college and university teachers of English and foreign languages who belong to the association and to about 1,800 libraries throughout the world.

Editor and Staff

Editor
Simon Gikandi
Princeton University

Managing Editor
Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Associate Managing Editor
Eric Wirth

Associate Editor
Barney Latimer

Assistant Editors
Christiane Angeli
John D. Golbach

Advertising Manager and Submissions Associate
Annabel Schneider

Editorial Assistant
Rafael Fonseca

Editorial Board

Scott Black, 2016
University of Utah

Alison Booth, 2017
University of Virginia

Tom Clark Conley, 2016
Harvard University

Samuel Otter, 2016
University of California, Berkeley

Stephanie Sandler, 2017
Harvard University

Elzbieta Sklodowska, 2017
Washington University in St. Louis

Advisory Committee

Eva Badowska, 2016 
Fordham University

David J. Bartholomae, 2017
University of Pittsburgh

Heather Blurton, 2018
University of California, Santa Barbara

Carine Bourget, 2018
University of Arizona, Tucson

Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez, 2016 
Bradley University

Samuel Cohen, 2017
University of Missouri, Columbia

William A. Cohen, 2018
University of Maryland, College Park

Ana Corbalan, 2017
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Robert J. Corber, 2016 
Trinity College

Tyler Curtain, 2017
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

William E. Egginton, 2017
Johns Hopkins University

Daylanne K. English, 2018
Macalester College

Patrick Michael Erben, 2016
University of West Georgia

Cristina Ferreira-Pinto Bailey, 2017
Washington and Lee University

Andrea Marie Frisch, 2017
University of Maryland, College Park

Susan Gillman, 2016 
University of California, Santa Cruz

Tobias B. Gregory, 2017
Catholic University of America

Corrinne Harol, 2018
University of Alberta

Waïl S. Hassan, 2017
New York University, Abu Dhabi

Scott Herring, 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington

Alison S. James, 2017
University of Chicago

Matthew J. Kinservik, 2016 
University of Delaware, Newark

Jill M. Lane, 2018
New York University

Sean Latham, 2018
University of Tulsa

Naomi Iliana Mandel, 2018
University of Rhode Island

Jann Matlock, 2016 
University College London

Tom Mole, 2018
University of Edinburgh

Graziella Parati, 2016 
Dartmouth College

Andrew C. Parker, 2016 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Charles A. Perrone, 2016 
University of Florida

Kevin M. F. Platt, 2016 
University of Pennsylvania

Juan Eduardo Poblete, 2017
University of California, Santa Cruz

Ato Quayson, 2018
University of Toronto

Ann Marie Rasmussen, 2016 
Duke University

Jill Robbins, 2018
University of California, Merced

Elizabeth Sauer, 2018
Brock University

John L. Schilb, 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington

Ken Seigneurie, 2018
Simon Fraser University

Linda M. Shires, 2017
Stern College, Yeshiva University

David R. Shumway, 2016 
Carnegie Mellon University

Garrett A. Sullivan, 2018
Penn State University, University Park

Johannes von Moltke, 2016 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sharon A. Willis, 2018
University of Rochester

Heather Willis Allen, 2017
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jiwei Xiao, 2018
Fairfield University