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Just-in-Time Sessions for MLA 2024

The 2024 MLA Annual Convention will be held from 4 to 7 January in Philadelphia. Members who have an idea for a session about something that happened after 1 April—in their field, in higher education, or in the world—are encouraged to propose a just-in-time session by 22 September.

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MLA Pathways Step Grants

The MLA is offering Step grants of up to $10,000 to support individual faculty members or small, local teams developing ways to improve the recruitment, retention, or career readiness of undergraduate students in the humanities. Learn more and apply by 10 October.

Summer MLA Newsletter

Read the Summer MLA Newsletter Online

Read the summer Newsletter for Frieda Ekotto's president's column on the relationship between identity and the American dream, resources for responding to challenges to academic freedom, guidelines on how to use student work ethically in research, and more. 

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MLA Denounces Cuts at West Virginia U

In a letter sent to Gordon Gee, the president of West Virginia University, MLA Executive Director Paula Krebs condemned the recently proposed cuts at the university, including the elimination of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. 

Propose a Special Feature for PMLA

The PMLA Editorial Board invites MLA members to submit proposals for special features in the journal. Submissions are due 15 October. Learn more.

Professional Development Grants

The MLA is offering $1,000 grants to part-time faculty members to help them pay for expenses associated with their professional development. Members can apply by 11 October.


New PMLA Blog

Journey back in time to the MLA of the fifties and sixties! Read about the much-loved “For Members Only” column of PMLA, which ran for over twenty years, in the first post of the new PMLA blog on Cambridge Core.


Essays: Edited collection on the history of the extra-illustrated book, due 31 Aug.

Submissions: Special issue of American Imago on graphic medicine, due 15 Sept.

Essays: Book series on ecocritical theory and practice, due 15 Sept.

Essays: Volume on gender, the urban space, and the environment, due 15 Sept.

Papers: Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions, due 20 Sept.

Papers: NeMLA conference panel on spoken word poetry, due 30 Sept.

Essays: Volume on the future of AI literature, due 9 Oct.

Essays: Edited collection on the gothic genre and literary modernism, due 31 Oct.

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Carol Christ

UC Chancellor Christ to Retire

Araceli Hernández-Laroche

Hernández-Laroche Receives Akers Prize

John Wharton Lowe

John Wharton Lowe Remembered



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