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Participate in MLA 2025!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2024 MLA convention! Recordings of virtual sessions are now available to registrants and will be live through 1 March. It’s not too early to start planning for MLA 2025 in New Orleans. The 2025 presidential theme is Visibility. You may post calls for papers through 28 February.

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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.

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2024 Professional Development Webinars

The MLA will offer an array of professional development webinars in 2024, including two upcoming spring webinars, Ethical and Effective Mentoring and Career Versatility in Humanities Higher Education. Learn more and members can view a recording of previous webinars.

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Read the Most Recent Issue of PMLA 

Visit Cambridge Core to read the October 2023 issue of PMLA, which includes a cluster of essays on Hernan Diaz’s novel Trust, an article on Deaf culture and Black testimony in antebellum America, and an archival find of a poem by Mariama Bâ.

Contribute to a New Book in Development

The MLA is accepting essay proposals until 1 March 2024 for the newest volume in development, Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations.

Last Call for Student Essays

Reminder: the MLA is accepting submissions of student essays for the 2024 edition of “Writing with MLA Style” until 2 February. Learn more about submission requirements.


Sit and Write Sessions

Members can join a community of writers for the MLA Sit and Write sessions, virtual writing retreats designed to support members at all stages of their careers. Brief presentations are followed by group discussions and an hour of quiet writing time.


Essays: Edited volume on representations of militarized environments, due 16 Feb.

Proposals: Special issue on political cinema, due 16 Feb.

Essays: Special issue on Jewish women’s writing, due 28 Feb.

Papers: Conference on liberal education in the twenty-first century, due 29 Feb.

Submissions: Edited collection on queerness and ghost stories, due 29 Feb.

Proposals: Special issue on gender-based violence in eighteenth-century literature, due 1 Mar.

Papers: Issue on theories of ecology and excess, due 1 Mar.

Submissions: Issue on the theme of transformation, due 31 Mar.

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MLA Members Awarded 2024 NEH Grants

Elizabeth Outka

Outka Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

J. Paul Hunter

J. Paul Hunter, In Memoriam



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