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Compete for MLA Publication Prizes

Authors, editors, and publishers are invited to submit entries for MLA awards for outstanding work in languages, literatures, interdisciplinary studies, biography, and translation. The deadline for two prizes—the James Russell Lowell Prize and the MLA Prize for a First Book—is 1 March.

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Join Our Upcoming AI Webinar

Register now for Teaching with AI, an upcoming webinar available to members and nonmembers. Panelists will discuss experimenting with AI tools in the classroom and teaching critical AI literacy to undergraduates. Join us on 22 February at 2:00 p.m. ET. Find out more.

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Submit a Call for Papers for MLA 2025

The presidential theme for the 2025 convention in New Orleans is Visibility. Dana A. Williams, 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!

Apply for MLA Bibliography Fellowships

The MLA seeks scholars who are interested in training as field bibliography fellows. Fellows will receive a stipend and a completion certificate. Members may apply by 1 April.

Contribute to a New Book in Development

Contribute to a new volume in development, Approaches to Teaching Spiegelman’s Maus, by completing a survey about your experiences. Learn more.


MLA 2024 Recordings Available Online

There’s still time to view presentations you may have missed at MLA 2024. Recordings of virtual sessions are available to registrants until 1 March. Click on the “virtual” icon on the meeting calendar to find sessions.


Submissions: Book on the FX television show Atlanta, due 15 Mar.

Proposals: Conference on growth in speculative fiction, due 24 Mar.

Papers: Edited volume on representations of suicide in fiction, due 1 Apr.

Essays: Edited volume on the cultural impact of Star Trek, due 4 Apr.

Papers: Conference on decolonization and creative writing pedagogy, due 12 Apr.

Proposals: Issue on representations of queer people in US popular culture, due 15 Apr.

Submissions: Issue on the concept of the body and the medical humanities, due 25 Apr.

Essays: Issue on Realpolitik in Renaissance and Early Modern British Literature, due 30 Apr.

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Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak

Mermann-Jozwiak Named Whitman Provost

Marc Robinson

Robinson Appointed Dean at Yale

Benjamin Rifkin

Rifkin Named Provost at Fairleigh Dickinson



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