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Participate in the 2024 MLA Convention

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2023 MLA convention! Most session recordings are now available to registrants through the online program, and more are being added. It's not too early to plan for MLA 2024, taking place in Philadelphia. The 2024 presidential theme is Celebration: Joy and Sorrow. Calls for papers can be posted through 28 February.

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MLA Policies and Recommendations

This new MLA guide provides an annotated overview of the association’s positions on key issues that shape the study and teaching of languages and literatures, organized by topic. Access the downloadable document on the MLA website to share with your campus communities!

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Join Us for MLA Sit and Write Sessions!

Join a community of writers this spring for MLA Sit and Write sessions, virtual writing retreats designed to support members at all stages of their careers. Sessions will take place on 8 February, 8 March, 12 April, and 10 May at 3:00 p.m. ET. Learn more.

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Suggest Members for Committees

Members who would like to suggest themselves or other members for appointment to the MLA's standing committees may do so online through 10 February. Learn more about committee vacancies and what information suggestions should include

Workshop on Equity in Language Classrooms 

Join us on 7 February for a free MLA workshop on intercultural learning as a foundation for creating more inclusive, equitable classrooms for all world language learners. Learn more.

Apply for a Humanities Innovation Grant

Humanities Innovation Grants support the development of courses and programs that aim to fortify interest in the humanities. Learn more and apply by 31 January. 


Winter MLA Newsletter

MLA members can read the winter Newsletter online for Christopher Newfield's column on a national structure to support humanities research, Paula Krebs's column on the importance of articulating humanities expertise, and more!


Papers: Conference on communication in times of permacrisis, due 30 Jan.

Papers: Southern Writers / Southern Writing graduate student conference, due 31 Jan.

Papers: Conference on struggle and transformation,
due 1 Feb.

Papers: When I Dare to Be Powerful conference, due 13 Feb.

Papers: Conference on digital adaptation and expansion in the post-pandemic age, due 15 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue of Religions journal, due 1 Mar.

Essays: Series entitled Race, Mental Health and Inequality in the 21st Century, due 15 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue of The London Journal, due 31 Mar.

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Ernest J. Gaines

Gaines Honored on US Postage Stamp

Donald Rackin

Donald Rackin Remembered

Frederick Luis Aldama

Academy of American Poets Elects Aldama 



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