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Evaluating Public Humanities Scholarship

The MLA has released new guidelines to help departments, institutions, and faculty members in languages and literatures evaluate public humanities work. The guidelines affirm the importance of scholarship that reaches beyond the university and that demonstrates the value of the humanities in the world. 

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Just-in-Time Sessions for MLA 2023

The 2023 MLA Annual Convention will be held in San Francisco from 5 to 8 January. Propose a just-in-time session by 22 September to address something that happened after 1 April—in your field, in higher education, or in the world.

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Read the May Issue of PMLA 

MLA members can access the May 2022 issue of PMLA online through Cambridge CoreRead a cluster of essays on the legacy, controversies, and continued relevance of Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious, including an essay by Jameson.

MLA Summer Newsletter

MLA Summer Newsletter Online Now

Read Christopher Newfield’s president’s column on the funding crisis in humanities education, excerpts from the MLA webinar on educational gag orders, guidelines from the MLA report on evaluating public humanities scholarship, and more, in the MLA Summer Newsletter.

2022 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The MLA congratulates the 2022 MLA Bibliography fellows. Award recipients are recognized for their efforts to index materials on behalf of the MLA International Bibliography.

Apply to the MLA Public Humanities Incubator

Apply by 1 September to participate in the inaugural MLA Public Humanities Incubator. Participants and their mentors will present their projects at the 2023 MLA convention.


MLA Summer Book Sale

Our annual summer backlist sale is better than ever! Take advantage of major discounts on hundreds of MLA backlist titles. Use code MSUM to get 40% off paperbacks and 60% off hardcovers through 31 August.


Essays: Volume on teaching and learning online during the global pandemic, due 31 Aug.

Essays: Volume on Black British women’s writing, due 1 Sept.

Papers: Conference on experiencing war memorials, due 1 Sept.

Papers: Conference on the entanglements between knowledge and failure, due 18 Sept.

Papers: Online workshop on censorship and visual culture, due 30 Sept.

Papers: Conference on repetition in literature and film, due 1 Oct.

Essays: Collection about the monarch and the (non)human in literature and arts, due 20 Oct.

Papers: Conference on the geographies of the underground, due 4 Nov.

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Annemarie E. Hamlin

Hamlin Named VP at Central Oregon CC

Sylvia Molloy

Sylvia Molloy Remembered

Ann Gaylin

Gaylin Appointed Dean at Fordham University



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