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MemberTaryn Hakala

…Phi Beta Kappa

Modern Language Association 

North American Victorian Studies Association 

American Dialect Society

Linguistic Society of America

International Gender and Language Association

Melodrama Research Consortium 

Nineteenth-Century Theatre Caucus 

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Working-Class Studies Association…

I serve as a member of the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly, representing the Language Change Forum. My research interests lie at the intersection of language and literature. I am particularly interested in the linguistic performance of social identity and the ways in which stylistic variation is represented in literature. I am currently finishing my first book, Dialect Acts: Identity Performance on the Victorian Page and Stage.

MemberMary L. Poteau-Tralie

I am a professor of French at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where I teach French language, literature, film, business and culture. I also have taught in the Baccalaureate Honors Program. I serve on the Steering Committee of the Film and Media Studies Program. I am currently serving as a Delegate of the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Modern Language Association.  

MemberDoug Steward

…m and Taboo, and the Santa Claus Surprise.” Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters 26.2 (2003): 522–35.“Saint’s Progeny: Assotto Saint, Gay Black Poets, and Poetic Agency in the Field of the Queer Symbolic.” African American Review 33.3 (1999): 507–18.“Anti-Oedipalizing Great Expectations: Masochism, Subjectivity, Capitalism.” Literature and Psychology: A Journal of Psychoanalytic and Cultural Criticism 45.3 (1999): 29–50.Data Reports“Report on the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2012–13 .” Modern Language Association of America. Jan. 2016. Web.“Data on Second Majors in Language and Literature, 2001–13.” Modern Language Association of America. Feb. 2015. Web. “Report on the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2010–11 and 2011–12.” Modern Language Association of America. June 2014. Web.“Report on the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2009–10.” Modern Language Association of America. April 2012. Web.“Data on Second Majors in Language and Literature, 2001–08.” Modern Language Association of America. Ocober 2…

I have a PhD in English from the Univ. of Kansas, taught American literature and literary theory at Truman State Univ. and Franklin & Marshall Coll., and now work for the Modern Language Association where I assist English departments to make their programs as strong as possible.

MemberAnne Donlon

I am project manager for Humanities Commons and other digital initiatives at the Modern Language Association. Previously, I was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University, a position that was shared between the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. I am a member of the Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy editorial collective. In addition to my interest in the intersections between libraries, archives, and digital humanities, I research and write about African American culture and the Spanish Civil War.

MemberRosemary G. Feal

Rosemary G. Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association, which she led from 2002 to 2017. She is the Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University. She was the Mary L. Cornille Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College in 2017–18 and is Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She co-edits the SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture and is an associate editor of the Afro-Hispanic Review. She also served as senior consulting editor of the Latin American Literary Review. Her books include Isabel Allende Today; Painting on the Page: Interartistic Approaches to Modern Hispanic Texts; and Novel Lives: The Fictional Autobiographies of Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Mario Vargas Llosa.

MemberKathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Prior to assuming this role in 2017, she served as Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association. She is author of Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), as well as Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 17,000 scholars and practitioners in the humanities.

MemberJoshua Agbo

…Joshua Agbo is a member of several academic bodies/associations, and some of which include: Modern Language Association (MLA), African Literature Association (ALA), Association of Child Development and Communication Disorders, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Great Northern Postcolonial Network, New Routes Old Roots Network, Refugees & Migration Ph.D. Network, and Postcolonial Studies Association….

Joshua Agbo is currently doing a Ph.D. research in Southern African literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. His research focuses on Bessie Emery Amelia Head’s novels, approached from the angle(s) of exile, migration, trauma, and post-colonial studies. His research interests further stretch across African history, linguistic/literary stylistics of West African literature, and Afro-Caribbean studies. He is the author of How Africans Underdeveloped Africa: A Forgotten Truth in History (2010) and Dead Wood (2015), as well as the co-editor of the book entitled as, Linguistics: An Introductory Text. He is also a member of several academic bodies/associations, and some of which include: Modern Language Association (MLA), African Literature Association (ALA), Association of Child Development and Communication Disorders, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Great Northern Postcolonial Network, New Routes Old Roots Network, Refugees & Migration Ph.D. Network, and Postcolonial Studies Association. He has published both nationally and internationally. He was longlisted for ANA Literary Award (2013), shortlist for the Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence (2017), and awarded by Anglia Ruskin University for the Graduate Conference presentation (2017).