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MLA Launches Pathways Initiative

With a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, the MLA is launching Pathways: Recruitment, Retention, and Career Readiness, a program that will help departments recruit, retain, and support students in the humanities. View this video message from Paula Krebs to learn about humanities programs that are thriving, and then share your models with us.

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New Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship

The MLA invites graduate student members to apply for the new Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship. Receive up to $2,000 to support travel and research toward publication, degree completion, or transformative experiential learning. The application deadline is 12 July.

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MLA Public Humanities Incubator

Are you a graduate student interested in contributing to public humanities scholarship? Apply for the MLA’s Public Humanities Incubator by 30 June. Participants will work with experienced mentors and present their research at the 2024 convention. Learn more.

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Get Support for Your Writing

Dedicating time to your writing this summer? Check out MLA Sit and Write Snacks! These bite-sized presentations, taken from our 2023 virtual writing retreats, offer professional development advice on writing, revising, editing, and publishing.

Register for Our June Leadership Institute

Uncertain about AI in the classroom? Want tips for increasing majors and enrollments? Need support leading a department or program? Register for the MAPS Leadership Institute.

Contribute to an MLA Volume in Development

The MLA invites you to take a survey and submit proposals for a new volume on teaching the works of William Carlos WilliamsSurvey responses and proposals are due 1 June.



Supported by a generous grant from EBSCO, the MLA offers two $500 awards for coursework developed in collaboration between department faculty members and academic librarians. Apply by 15 June.  


Submissions: Oxford Handbook of African American Women’s Writing, due 1 June

Essays: Volume on American conspiratorial thinking, due 1 June

Papers: Reception Study Society conference,
due 1 June

Submissions: Journal issue on humanities in the time of ChatGPT, due 15 June

Papers: Special symposium on Cormac McCarthy, due 15 June

Submissions: Special issue on digital platforms and agency, due 30 June

Submissions: Special issue on global Sri Lankan literature and culture, due 1 July

Papers: South Central MLA annual conference, due 15 July

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Anne Jensen

Jensen Named Cmdr. des Palmes Académique

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MLA Members Named Guggenheim Fellows

Hernan Diaz

Diaz Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction



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