"Chat with an Editor" event at MLA Philadelphia, January 6–7, 2017

deadline for submissions: 
January 7, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. 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 formulating a publishable project to understanding the review process or 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, and is available at http://www.celj.org/editor-chat-mla-philadelphia-2017

Those interested may sign up for a twenty-minute slot with one of the editors listed by emailing CELJ Mentoring Coordinator, Professor Graham MacPhee, at: gmacphee@wcupa.edu


CELJ “Chat with an Editor” Schedule at the MLA Convention, Philadelphia 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Centre, 203A, level 2.



10.00 to 11.00am

Gary Totten (MELUS)

Graham MacPhee (College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies)

11.00 to 12.00noon

Jim Phelan (Narrative)

Margaret Bauer (North Carolina Literary Review)

Michael Cornett (Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies)

 12.00 to 1.00pm

Logan Browning (SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900)

Nicholas Birns (Antipodes)

1.00 to 2.00pm

Susan Tomlinson (Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

Jennifer Putzi (Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

1.30 to 2.10pm

Debra Rae Cohen (Modernism/Modernity)

Sheri Spaine Long (Hispania)



9.00am to 10.00am

Gary Totten (MELUS)

Yogita Goyal (Contemporary Literature)

10.00 to 11.00am

Jana Argersinger (Poe Studies)

Janine Utell (The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945)

11.00 to 12.00 noon

Tina Chen (Verge: Studies in Global Asias)

Becky Byron (SEL: Studies in English Literature)

12.00 to 1.00pm

Debra Rae Cohen (Modernism/Modernity)

Carolyn Sorisio (College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies)