Modern Language Association 2021: January 7-10

Meet Our Editors

Welcome to our virtual booth! We took virtual meetings January 13th–15th for this year’s conference; although that window has passed, we are still interested in hearing about your projects and welcome email proposals. We are always looking for critical work that engages with urgent and enduring issues in the field and in the world.

View our proposal guidelines at our prospective authors page.

Conference Discount:

Use code OSUMLA at checkout for 30% off paperbacks and 40% off hardcovers through 1/31/21

Our acquisitions editors:

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Becca Bostock, Assistant Editor
Acquires in: Victorian Studies

I acquire monographs in Victorian Studies, and I’m looking forward to hearing what you’re working on.

Schedule a meeting with Becca

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Tara Cyphers, Managing Editor and Assistant Director
Acquires in: Rhetoric and Communication Studies

Series: New Directions in Rhetoric and MaterialityIntersectional Rhetorics


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Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Internal Displacements

Abigail G. H. Manzella
Honorable Mention, MLA Prize for Independent Scholars

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Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics

Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, Eds.
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2020

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Culturally Speaking: The Rhetoric of Voice and Identity in a Mediated Culture

Amanda Nell Edgar
Winner, 2020 Outstanding Book Award, Critical/Cultural Studies Division, NCA

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Death and the Pearl Maiden: Plague, Poetry, England

David K. Coley
Winner, 2020 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize, Canadian Society of Medievalists

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Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid

Christina Meyer
Nominee, 2020 Eisner Awards, Best Scholarly Work

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Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories

Barbara Black
Winner, 2020 Victorian Society in America Award

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Our Journals:

Our journals program welcomes submissions to our award-winning journals, which are closely related to many of our books program’s major subject areas. Subscription information, submission guidelines, editorial contacts, and other resources are available on each journal’s webpage. Current content for the journals can be found on Project MUSE. For further information, contact Emily Taylor, Journals Manager, at

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Adoption and Culture

Emily Hipchen, Ed.

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American Periodicals

Sarah Salter and Jean Roggenkamp, Eds.



James Phelan, Ed.

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Deborah Logan, Ed.