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380. The Presidential Address

Friday, 6 January, 6:45 p.m., Metropolitan A, Sheraton

Presiding: Rosemary G. Feal, MLA

1. Report of the Executive Director, Rosemary G. Feal

2. Russell A. Berman, Stanford Univ., MLA President, will announce the winner of the MLA Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement, Fredric Jameson, Duke Univ.

3. Statement of Appreciation to Patricia Yaeger, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, editor of PMLA (2006–11), by Russell A. Berman

4. The Presidential Address, Russell A. Berman. In his address, Berman calls for robust advocacy by MLA members in the face of cultural and political resistance to the MLA's core mission. To achieve our goals, we must recommit ourselves to an education agenda centered on universal bilingualism and a vigorous engagement with literature and to a profound restructuring of graduate education.

Reception immediately following.


  • The Profession – General

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