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Board & Constitution Voting Results

CELJ is pleased to announce that Debra Rae Cohen has been elected as the next vice president of CELJ. Her term will begin immediately after the MLA Convention and continue for two years, after which she will rotate into the presidency for an additional two years. Cohen just finished a five-year term as co-editor of Modernism/modernity. Cohen notes that she is

particularly interested in seeing CELJ grapple meaningfully with some of the institutional challenges facing scholarly publishing today, whether in the form of open access initiatives, reduced university support, downsizing of academic publishers, pressures and benefits of digitality, or our own responsibilities vis-Ă -vis precarious labor. CELJ has long been devoted to mentoring, but I’d like to see that mentorship extended beyond the design of editors speaking with potential authors: we need to discuss and support editorship as an aspect of a scholarly career, and work to mentor our own potential replacements.

In addition to Cohen's election, CELJ is happy to report that the ratification of Janine Utell as CELJ's next secretary and Nora Gilbert as its mentoring coordinator was successful. Both editors began these positions, appointed by the current board, after last year's MLA convention, and each have a remaining two years in their position!

Finally, the votes to update CELJ's constitution to reflect corrected language for its institutional home were unanimously in favor of the change. Those amendments have been made to the constitution effective immediately and the change date noted on the Constitution page of the website.

Thank you to all of the CELJ members who voted in this election! We need your input and your support is invaluable for the excellent running of this organization.

2020 MLA Booth

It’s time to mail your sample journals, flyers, and other publication paraphernalia for display at the annual CELJ booth at MLA! 

Please send no more than 5 print journals and 25 of any printed promotional materials (e.g., brochures, flyers, postcards, stickers, etc.). If you are an electronic-only journal, please send us a one-slide Powerpoint file in a design of your choosing that we can put together into a slideshow featuring other e-journals. You are also welcome to send print promo materials as listed above.

Note that your materials will be repackaged for shipment to the MLA warehouse in advance of the conference. Please ship materials to the following address: 

Julie Warheit
c/o MLA Exhibit Booth
40 West Hancock Street
Detroit, MI 48201

All materials must arrive by December 9, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl or Julie at celj@wayne.edu. 

2018 CELJ Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 CELJ awards:

  • Distinguished Editor: Susan Green, Huntington Library Quarterly
  • Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
  • Best New Journal: ChiricĂș Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
  • Best Special Issue: American Literature and Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Honorable Mention to Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Best Public Intellectual Special Issue: The Hedgehog Review 
  • Best Journal Design: Archives of Asian Art
  • Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
View previous award recipients.

2018 MLA Booth

It’s time to mail your sample journals, flyers, and other publication paraphernalia for display at the annual CELJ booth at MLA! 

Please send no more than 5 print journals and 30 of any printed promotional materials (e.g., brochures, flyers, postcards, stickers, etc.). If you are an electronic-only journal or have some e-only component to your venue, please send us a one-slide Powerpoint file in a design of your choosing that we can put together into a slideshow featuring other e-journals. You are also welcome to send print promo materials as listed above.

Note that your materials will be repackaged for shipment to the MLA warehouse in advance of the conference.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl or her research assistant at celj@mail.wvu.edu. 

2017 Constitutional Voting

Please review and vote on the proposed constitutional changes by November 1. You can access the new document and voting link here: http://celj.org/documentation-revisions. The current Constitution is located under the "About" tab on the "Constitution" page. 

2017 CELJ Awards

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is pleased to invite the participation of CELJ members (whether new or longstanding) in our Awards Competition. Final submissions are due September 11, 2017. For more information, visit our Awards page.

2016 CELJ Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 CELJ awards:

  • Best New Journal: VERGE: Studies in Global Asias
  • Best Special Issue: American Quarterly
  • Best Journal Design: ASAP Journal
  • Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Nineteenth Century French Studies
  • Distinguished Editor: David Scott, Small Axe
  • Codex Award: Arethusa
  • Voyager Award: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
View previous award recipients.

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