Announcements, Appointments

ALS Professor Elected to American Literature Advisory Council

Dr. Jesse Alemán, ALS professor and the Associate Dean of Gradaute Studies, has been elected for a three-year stint on the Advisory Council of the American Literature Soceity. An Allied Orgranization of the MLA, ALS is a professional organization devoted to the preservation, study, and recognition of American literature and culture. The Society coordinates sessions on the state of American literary studies at the Modern Language Association and the American Literature Assocation conventions. ALS sponsors the 1921 Prize in American Literature, which is awarded anually for the best article in any field of American literature, and the group also awards the prestigious Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American literary studies, which honors distinguished scholars of American literature. Alemán proposed to bring to the ALS Advisory Council his commitment to comparative Americanist scholarship and critical pedagogy to shape the future of American literary studies by better understanding the directions of its past.