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Modern Language Notes


Over a century ago, MLN pioneered the introduction of contemporary continental criticism into American scholarship. Its reputation for high standards and excellent quality continue into the new millennium. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, MLN includes five issues each year: four issues concern critical studies in the modern languages (Italian, Hispanic, German, French) and one issues concerns recent work in the field of Comparative Literature. The Humanities Center faculty serves as the editorial board of MLN's Comparative Literature issue, with Professors Yi-Ping Ong, Anne Eakin Moss and Leonardo Lisi as its executive editors.


Manuscripts for the MLN Comparative Literature Issue should be sent as electronic attachments to Submissions must arrive by March 15 to be considered for inclusion in the following Comparative Literature Issue. Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Preferred file format is Microsoft Word, saved as .doc (please do not send .docx). All articles and reviews will be double-spaced, including notes. All notes must be endnote formatted. Images may be submitted as digital files (.tiff or high quality .jpgs) at least 300 dpi. Since images take up space normally reserved for text, please keep any such materials to a minimum. All submissions MUST follow the 7th Ed. MLA Stylebook and be print ready. All authors of articles and notes will receive 1 bound copy of the issue their work appears in. It is our policy to require the assignment of copyright from all authors. All manuscripts should be original work. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission for unpublished or published material quoted in excess of fair use, and for the reprinting of illustrations from unpublished or copyrighted material (for both print and electronic versions).

For any inquiries concerning the Comparative Literature issue of MLN, please write to:

An online version of current issues, as well as a limited online archive of MLN is available through
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