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MLA 2023 Program Live and Interactive!

The online program for the MLA 2023 convention, taking place from 5 to 8 January in San Francisco,is now live and interactive. Registered attendees may sign in to create a profile, save sessions to a schedule, connect with other attendees, and more. Early registration rates end on 23 October. Don't miss out!

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Apply for a Grant to Attend MLA 2023 

MLA members who are graduate students, non-tenure-track faculty members, unemployed, or living outside the United States and Canada are eligible for partial travel reimbursement grants of $400 to attend the MLA Annual Convention. Apply by 1 December.

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Free MLA Webinar: The Great Untenuring

Join our conversation about current economic and legislative threats to tenure and get strategies for advocating for yourself and your department at this upcoming MLA webinar, taking place on Tuesday, 15 November, at 3:00 PM EST. Register now.

Select Your Forum Affiliations to Vote

Make certain you’re able to vote in upcoming elections related to your fields of interest by choosing primary forum affiliations by 15 October. Update your forums.

Contribute to an MLA Volume in Development

Take a survey and propose an essay for a new MLA volume on teaching the works of Colson Whitehead. Responses and proposals are due by 1 December.


Humanities Innovation Grants

Every year, the MLA awards $3,000 grants to support courses and programs that build enrollments and revitalize student interest in the humanities. Members can apply for a grant through 30 December. Learn more.


Essays: Volume on African American religious history, due 31 Oct.

Papers: Seminar on bodily autonomy and reproduction in speculative fiction, due 31 Oct.

Papers: Association for Art History annual conference, due 4 Nov.

Submissions: Special issue on queering the domestic, due 15 Nov.

Papers: Symposium on reproductive justice in the United States, due 15 Nov.

Papers: Conference on rethinking the humanities across disciplines, due 19 Nov.

Papers: Symposium on post-1945 literature and culture, due 30 Nov.

Papers: Conference on boundaries in  Romantic literature and thought, due 12 Dec.

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Michael Rubenstein
Judith Helen Anderson

Goldsby and McGill Receive $1.7 Million Grant

Rubenstein Is Director of Humanities Institute

Judith Helen Anderson Remembered



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