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Compete for MLA Publication Prizes

Authors and editors are invited to compete for the James Russell Lowell Prize and the MLA Prize for a First Book,
which have a 1 March deadline. Learn more about these
and other MLA awards for outstanding work in languages, literatures, interdisciplinary studies, biography, and translation.

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MLA 2023 Presidential Theme 

The presidential theme for the 2023 convention in San Francisco is Working Conditions. Christopher Newfield, president of the MLA, invites you to submit a call for papers on one of the many topics that the theme might inspire. Submit your call by 28 February!

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Take the MLA Inclusive Language Survey

The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook includes a brief chapter on the principles of inclusive language. The MLA now seeks members’ input to further develop these guidelines and to formulate additional recommendations on using and teaching inclusive language in the humanities.

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Professional Development Grants Awarded

Thanks to member contributions, twenty part-time faculty members were awarded professional development grants in the fall 2021 lottery. The current application cycle is open until 1 April. Learn more about the process by visiting the professional development grants FAQ page.

MLA Summer Internships

Tell your talented college students: the MLA is hiring paid summer interns to work in departments including bibliography, communications, and outreach. Applications due 25 March.

MLA 2022 Recordings

You can now view presentations you may have missed at MLA 2022. Session recordings will remain available to convention registrants until mid-March. 


Membership Discounts

MLA members are entitled to significant discounts on  a variety of products and services, including insurance, hotel stays, and car rentals. See the updated list of discounts on our website and check back for new additions!


Papers: Conference on the South Asian Diaspora, due 23 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue titled Spaces of Shelter in SEL journaldue 28 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue on literary writings of nonliterary artists, due 28 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue of Henry James Reviewdue 1 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue titled Coding Covid-19: The Rise of the App-Societydue 15 Mar.

Papers: Transatlantic studies conference, due 20 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue on affect, immersion, and video games, due 31 Mar.

Essays: Book of narratives by Black children of incarcerated parents, due 30 Apr.

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MLA Members Awarded 2022 NEH Grants

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