An Invitation to Chat with an Editor at MLA Convention 2015

MLA members—especially graduate students and junior faculty—are invited to chat with a journal editor at the MLA Convention. This opportunity is provided at each MLA Convention by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

The “Chat with an Editor” session may address submission to a particular academic journal or address submission to academic journals in general. Topics may range from understanding the review process to responding to the editor’s letter about a submission. The “Chat” is intended to be a form of professional mentoring, one that will strengthen scholarly publication and academic career progression. The schedule of the “Chat with an Editor” is listed below. Those interested may sign up for a twenty-minute slot with an editor identified by emailing Chat Coordinator Graham MacPhee at:

CELJ “Chat with an Editor” Schedule
MLA Convention, Vancouver, January 8–11, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre (101, level 1, West Building)

9.00am to 10.00am
Dan O’Sullivan (Medieval Perspectives/Textual Cultures)
Margery Fee (Canadian Literature)

10.00am to 11.00am
John Peters (Conradiana)
Stephanie Hawkins (Studies in the Novel)

11.00am to 12.00 noon
Thomas Beebee (Comparative Literature Studies)
Meredith Golsdmith (Edith Wharton Review)

12.00 to 1.00pm
Simon Gikandi (PMLA)
Debra Rae Cohen (Modernism/Modernity)

9.00am to 10.00am
Sheri Long (Hispania)
Faye Halpern (Ariel)

10.00am to 11.00am
Jim Phelan (Narrative)
Nicholas Birns (Antipodes)

11.00am to 12.00 noon
Arthur Kinney and Bill Hrusovsky (ELR)
Gary Totten (MELUS)

12.00 to 1.00pm
Michael Cornett (Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
Graham MacPhee (College Literature)
Bill Rivers (Russian Language Journal)

Announcing the 2013 CELJ Award Winners

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CELJ Awards.

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Journal of Late Antiquity

Co-Winners: Public Culture and Translation Review

Best Special Issue:
Co-Winners: American Quarterly for the special issue on “Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime” and Radical History for the special issue on “Water”
Honorable mention to New Literary History for the special issue on “A New Europe?”

Best Public Intelectual Special Issue:
Community Literacy Journal Special Issue for the special issue on “Writing Democracy”
Runner-up: Signs for the special issue on “Women, Gender and Prisons”.
Runner-up: Journal of Women’s History for the special issue on “Human Rights, Global Conferences, and the Making of Postwar Transnational Feminisms”

Distinguished Editor: Nicholas L. Sturgeon, Philosophical Review

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