The MLA's MVE Award for 1968.

@inproceedings{ONeil1970TheMM,
  title={The MLA's MVE Award for 1968.},
  author={Wayne A. O'Neil},
  year={1970}
}
(for an outstanding article in PMLA) for the year 1968 was laid upon Stanley B. Greenfield's "Grammar and meaning in poetry" (PMLA 82.377-387 [1967]) in New York City on Fourth Day ("four French hens, three turtledoves, etc."), but I guess he got money. In the following pages I will first demonstrate that this essay is a pointless, not very good article, then turn to asking why it was that the Most Valuable Essay of the year award was so made. This is not a pretty thing to feel compelled to do… CONTINUE READING