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New Ways to Navigate MLA 2023

Plan your MLA 2023 schedule, tailored to your interests! We’ve curated some session lists for the upcoming convention to help you make the most of your experience. And don't forget to check out the recently added just-in-time sessions. Not yet registered for the convention? Register now!

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Read the Fall MLA Newsletter Online

Read the fall issue of the MLA Newsletter for MLA president Christopher Newfield's column on a national strategy for the jobs crisis, Paula Krebs's piece on making clear the value of humanities study, a look at language enrollments during the pandemic, and more.

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2022 Winners of ADE and ADFL Awards 

At the convention’s awards ceremony, Wai Chee Dimock will receive the ADE Francis Andrew March Award, Ofelia García will receive the ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, and Dennis Looney will be recognized by the ADFL for his outstanding advocacy.

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Volunteer at the 2023 MLA Convention

The MLA invites undergraduate and graduate students who are not presenting to volunteer at the annual convention. Volunteers will receive a registration fee waiver and get the chance to meet colleagues and to learn about the MLA. The number of slots is limited, so apply today!

Fellow Chairs to the Rescue!

Check out the new content on Ask the Chair, where department heads are invited to seek advice from experts on their stickiest quandaries and dilemmas.

Apply for a Professional Development Grant

The MLA offers $1,000 grants to part-time faculty members to help pay for expenses associated with their professional development. Apply by 1 December, 11:59 p.m. EST.


MLA Bibliography Turns 100!

Since its creation, the MLA Bibliography  has been the essential tool for modern languages and literature research. Celebrate our centennial by learning more about the bibliography’s evolution and value to scholars in this video.


Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars grant, due 30 Nov.

Papers: Association of Adaptation Studies conference, due 9 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue of Passage Journal,
due 15 Dec.

Papers: British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies conference, due 15 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue of NANO: New American Notes Onlinedue 22 Dec.

Submissions: St. John’s University’s Humanities Reviewdue 23 Dec.

Essays: Edited collection on cancer in young adult literaturedue 31 Dec.

Papers: Conference on life and death in Latinx literatures, due 9 Jan.

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Janel M. Mueller Remembered

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MLA Members Elected to AAAS

P. Gabrielle Foreman

Foreman Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow



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