The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) is pleased to invite applications from colleagues for the role of Hispanic Editor of the Modern Language Review (MLR). This position, starting in summer 2024, is part of an established editorial team covering the English, French, Germanic, Italian, Hispanic and Slavonic languages. The appointee will replace the current Hispanic Editor, Professor Duncan Wheeler, who is taking on the role of General Editor.

MLR, the flagship journal of the MHRA, publishes four professionally copy-edited issues per year. It is one of the oldest journals in its field, maintaining an unbroken publication record since its foundation in 1905. The requirements for this editorial role are a passion for the subject, fine judgement and diplomacy, ability to work to deadlines, and the willingness to serve on the MHRA committee that meets three times a year, once online and twice in London.

The Hispanic Editor is responsible for editing all content in this section of the journal, for seeking peer reviews of articles, for commissioning reviews, and undertaking correspondence relating to copy. The position is unpaid, but the MHRA covers all expenses, including travel to London for meetings. Applications are invited from experienced UK-based academics in any field relating to Hispanic literary, cultural, and translation studies. The Editor will be required to become a member of the Association if she/he is not already a member.

Please contact the MHRA Company Secretary, Dr Barbara Burns (Barbara.Burns@mhra.org.uk), by 4 June 2024, with a brief statement about why you are applying, including a CV and the names of two referees. The current Hispanic Editor, Professor Duncan Wheeler (d.wheeler@leeds.ac.uk), will also be happy to answer informal enquiries in advance of the closing date for applications.


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