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Hirsch to edit MLA journal

Posted 06/13/03, by Tamara Steinert


Marianne Hirsch
(photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Term lasts three years, starts July 1

Marianne Hirsch, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, has been selected by the Modern Language Association to serve as editor of PMLA, the leading journal of modern language and literary studies. Her three-year term will begin in July 2003.

"I look forward to working with the distinguished editorial board, with the journal's superb professional staff, and - most importantly - with the authors," said Hirsch, who noted that she is "both nervous and excited" about her new role. "In the more than 30 years I've been a subscriber of PMLA, several articles in the journal have been so illuminating and provocative for me as to literally change my life. Helping to bring such intellectual inspiration to every single subscriber in our vast and diverse readership is a challenge indeed."

Hirsch is the author of Beyond the Single Vision: Henry James, Michael Butor, Uwe Johnson; The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism; and Family Frames: Photography, Narratives and Postmemory. She is also editor or co-editor of eight other books and has served on the editorial boards of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the University Press of New England and the new journal SFOnline. She has been an active member of the Modern Language Association, having been elected to its executive council as well as several of its division committees. She is currently a member of the MLA Radio Committee.

- Tamara Steinert

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