I got word yesterday that in fact I’ll not be getting an MLA interview from Wheaton College. 160 applicants, 40 interviews. I’m guessing that most if not all of those 40 had Ph.D’s in hand. Ah, well. It was a fun long shot while it lasted.
The other schools to which I’ve applied don’t, as far as I know, do MLA interviews, so I’ll be hearing from them in the next few weeks, I imagine.