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MLA News Digest

15 January 2020

Cheryl A. Wall and Judith Butler

MLA Publication Prize Winners

The MLA congratulates the twenty-six winners of MLA publication prizes and the twenty-one recipients of honorable mentions. The authors, editors, and translators were honored at the MLA Awards Ceremony at the annual convention in Seattle. Prizes were presented for superior work in language, literary, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres, such as translation. Learn more and submit for next year!

Publication Spotlight

Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries

Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries


Learn techniques for teaching modern Latin American poetry from diverse perspectives. 

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PMLA Partnership with Cambridge University Press

Beginning in 2021 Cambridge University Press will publish the MLA's flagship journal, PMLA. This partnership will expand the journal's reach while maintaining the MLA's oversight of the journal's editorial functions.

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Participate in the 2021 MLA Convention

It's not too early to plan for MLA 2021! Submit a call for papers for the 2021 convention in Toronto. Persistence is the presidential theme, chosen by the 2020–21 MLA president, Judith Butler. Submit your call by 28 February!

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Advice for Job Seekers and Hiring Committees

This interview season, review our best practices for hiring. Get advice on interviewing on campus and negotiating job offersmaking positions accessible to people with disabilities, using sign language interpreters, and more.

Professional Development Grant Winners

The MLA congratulates the ten part-time faculty members who won professional development grants in the fall 2019 lottery! The current application cycle is open until 2 March 2020.

Submit a Proposal for a New MLA Volume

Propose an essay for volumes now in development, on teaching Shakespeare’s Macbeth and on teaching indigenous studies in Latin America.


2–4 Feb.: Deans Conference, Nashville

7–8 Feb.: ACMRS Conference: Unfreedom, Tempe

19–21 Feb.: James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney, Knoxville

28–29 Feb.I’m-migration: U.S. Migration and Borders, Knoxville

29 Feb.: Otherwise Human, U of South Carolina


CfP: International Conference on Music and Sounds, due 1 Feb.

CfP: Cross-genre literature conf., due 15 Feb.

Call for Submissions: Penumbra journal seeks prose, poetry, and artwork, due 21 Feb.

CfP: International Conference on (Neo)Victorian Studies, due 10 Mar.

CfP: New Humanities in the "Post-university," due 30 Mar.

CfP: Victorian Transitions conference, due 20 Apr.

CfP: Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices, due 30 Apr.

Call for Essays: ASAP/Journal issue on autotheory, due 1 May

CfP:The Roaring '20s: A Hundred Years of Modernity, due 1 June



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MLA Grants and Awards

Member News

Alice Kaplan

A. Kaplan Named Director of Whitney Humanities Center

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MLA Members Awarded

NHC Fellowships


Diana Garvin

D. Garvin Named Presidential Fellow 

News and Opinion

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Why You Should Be on LinkedIn

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How to Fix Faculty Hiring

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The Trouble with Numerical Culture


Cost-of-Living Grants for Students 

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Requiring Media Literacy in Schools

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Community College Careers

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SAT and ACT Challenged in CA

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Teaching Active Learning Skills

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