Friday, March 1, 2013

MLA Bibliography has indexed Dialectic of American Humanism

Yes, it has happened. The bibliographic database MLA International Bibliography has indexed my article in the journal Renascence called, "The Dialectic of American Humanism: John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, Marsilio Ficino, and Paul Oskar Kristeller."

This story is a bit strange, in that I had noticed back in August of 2012 that they had skipped over the entire issue of Renascence within which my article had appeared. I contacted them, and someone from MLA had encouraged me to scan the entire issue into a PDF file and send it to them. I did so, and I had expected that my article would be indexed shortly. It only appeared in the EBSCO-hosted version of MLA International Bibliography between February 9th and February 24th of this year. Because Renascence does not include abstracts, I had written my own abstract and had sent that to MLA also. While the article has appeared, the abstract has not.

To see my abstract for the article, please go to: Dialectic of American Humanism.