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Dana A. Williams

Results of the 2021 MLA Elections

Congratulations to all those elected to MLA offices! In balloting that closed on 10 December, members elected Dana A. Williams (Howard University) as second vice president. Williams will become MLA president in January 2024. Susan Stanford Friedman, Leah S. Marcus, and Ifeoma C. Kiddoe Nwankwo were elected to the Executive Council. 

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MLA Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 MLA publications prizes and the MLA-EBSCO information literacy awards. Prizewinners will be honored at the awards ceremony during the MLA convention on 8 January.

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2021 ADE and ADFL Award Winners

The MLA congratulates Michael Bérubé, winner of the ADE's Francis Andrew March Award, and Charlotte Melin, winner of the ADFL's Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession. The awards will be presented during the awards ceremony at the MLA convention.

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The MLA Student Essay Contest 

The MLA seeks submissions from students of exemplary research papers written in MLA style, for publication on MLA Handbook Plus, the digital resource providing online access to the ninth edition of the MLA HandbookSubmit your paper by 18 January.

Letters of Recommendation Guidelines

The MLA has revised its guidelines regarding letters of recommendation for students, faculty members, and hiring committees. Read this 2021 update on the MLA website. 

Propose Your Book to Us!

Are you interested in editing or authoring an MLA volume? The office of scholarly communication is accepting proposals on a range of subjects. Learn more.


Convention Attendee Resources

If you are attending the 2022 MLA Annual Convention in Washington, DC, check out our attendee resources page to get information on accessibility, see where the registration and welcome center and the exhibit hall are located, and more!


Submissions: Special issue of TAPA on race and racism, due 1 Jan.

Essays: Volume on the concept of the national writer, due 1 Jan.

Fellowships: The American Trust for the British Library fellowships, due 14 Jan., 15 Jan., & 15 Feb.

Essays: Edited collection on food and the American dream, due 15 Jan.

Essays: Book on Warren Zevon and philosophy, due 15 Jan.

Papers: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend  conference, due 15 Feb.

Submissions: Special volume of Refract on sensing place, due 28 Feb.

Papers: Virtual conference on how the humanities empower humanity, due 4 Mar.

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Tarshia Stanley

 Stanley Named Provost at Wagner College

Christine M. Probes

Christine M. Probes Remembered

Anne Stevens

Stevens Named Dean at U of Wisconsin Oshkosh



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