Herbert Blau, holding a recent issue of Modern Language Quarterly featuring essays in his honor.
Marshall Brown, editor of Modern Language Quarterly
Editor Reynolds Smith and Enda Duffy, author of The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism
Joseph Litvak, author of The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture
Sophia A. McClennen, author of Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope
Joel Pfister, author of The Yale Indian: The Education of Henry Roe Cloud
Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics
James Rolleston, translator of Theodor W. Adorno: An Introduction, by Gerhard Schweppenhäuser
Jani Scandura, author of Down in the Dumps: Place, Modernity, American Depression, and María Damon, author of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (Illinois University Press)
Kathryn Bond Stockton, author of The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century
Kenneth Surin, author of Freedom Not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order
Neferti X. M. Tadiar, author of Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization
Priscilla Wald, editor of American Literature and author of
Kathleen Woodward, author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions
Nicholas Gaskill, winner of the Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2009. Also recognized by the American Literature Section were Hsuan Hsu and Jordan Alexander Stein, who received honorable mentions for their articles, and Cecelia Tichi, who was awarded the Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement.