MLA Virtual Exhibit

As the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention kicks off, we would like to invite you to save 30% on the recent books in literary studies featured here—including new entries from our series Page and Screen, Becoming Modern: Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book, Veterans, African American Intellectual History, Childhoods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth, and more!

If you have projects underway that seem like a good match for our list, we would encourage you to connect with Executive Editor, Brian Halley ([email protected]).

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Green World

A Tragicomic Memoir of Love & Shakespeare

Michelle Ephraim

Networked Poetics

The Digital Turn in Southern African Poetry

Susanna L. Sacks

Making the Radical University

Identity and Politics on the American College Campus, 1966–1991

Elizabeth M. Kalbfleisch

Writing Against Reform

Aesthetic Realism in the Progressive Era

Arielle Zibrak

Blood and Ink

The Barbary Archive in Early American Literary History

Jacob Crane

Book Anatomy

Body Politics and the Materiality of Indigenous Book History

Amy Gore

Handwriting in Early America

A Media History

Mark Alan Mattes

When Will the Joy Come?

Black Women in the Ivory Tower

Robin Phylisia Chapdelaine, Abena Ampofoa Asare, Michelle Dionne Thompson

"This World Is Not My Home"

A Critical Biography of African American Writer Charles Wright

W. Lawrence Hogue

How the News Feels

The Empathic Power of Literary Journalists

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Teaching the History of the Book

Matteo Pangallo, Emily B. Todd

Fighting Over There

U.S. War Making and Contemporary Refugee Literature

Alaina Kaus

Staged News

The Federal Theatre Project’s Living Newspapers in New York

Jordana Cox

The Transatlantic Materials of American Literature

Publishing US Writing in Britain, 1830–1860

Katie McGettigan

"Fame Is Not Just for the Fellas"

Female Renown and the Childhood of Famous Americans Series

Gregory M. Pfitzer

Bob Dylan in the Attic

The Artist as Historian

Freddy Cristóbal Domínguez

Rewriting America

New Essays on the Federal Writers' Project

Sara Rutkowski

Organizing Women

Home, Work, and the Institutional Infrastructure of Print in Twentieth-Century America

Christine Pawley

Public in Name Only

The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Demonstration

Brenda Mitchell-Powell

Our Kind of Historian

The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West

Certain Concealments

Poe, Hawthorne, and Early Nineteenth-Century Abortion

Dana Medoro

Wild Intelligence

Poets' Libraries and the Politics of Knowledge in Postwar America

M. C. Kinniburgh

Genre Worlds

Popular Fiction and Twenty-First-Century Book Culture

Kim Wilkins, Beth Driscoll, Lisa Fletcher

Fêting the Queen

Civic Entertainments and the Elizabethan Progress

John M Adrian

Gems of Art on Paper

Illustrated American Fiction and Poetry, 1785–1885

Georgia Brady Barnhill

Archival Fictions

Materiality, Form, and Media History in Contemporary Literature

Paul Benzon

American War Stories

Veteran-Writers and the Politics of Memoir

Myra Mendible

Paper Electronic Literature

An Archaeology of Born-Digital Materials

Richard Hughes Gibson

This Brain Had a Mouth

Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation

James M. Odato

"Still They Remember Me"

Penobscot Transformer Tales, Volume 1

Carol A. Dana, Margo Lukens, Conor M. Quinn

Templates for Authorship

American Women's Literary Autobiography of the 1930s

Windy Counsell Petrie

Jim Crow Networks

African American Periodical Cultures

Eurie Dahn

Thoreau beyond Borders

New International Essays on America's Most Famous Nature Writer

François Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, Julien Nègre

Out of Print

Mediating Information in the Novel and the Book

Julia Panko

Fictional Blues

Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

Kimberly Mack

Placing Papers

The American Literary Archives Market

Amy Hildreth Chen

Writing across the Color Line

U.S. Print Culture and the Rise of Ethnic Literature, 1877-1920

Lucas A. Dietrich

Libraries amid Protest

Books, Organizing, and Global Activism

Sherrin Frances