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Herman Beavers

Results of the 2023 MLA Elections

In balloting that closed on 10 December, MLA members elected Herman Beavers as second vice president. Beavers will become MLA president in January 2026. Rita Bernice Dandridge, Marisa Galvez, and Luana Moreira Reis were elected to at-large seats on the Executive Council.


Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem

Volume on Humanities Graduate Education

Highlighting examples of innovative approaches, this volume offers a framework for doctoral education rooted in collaboration.


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Winners of MLA Prizes Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 MLA publications prizes and the MLA-EBSCO information literacy prize. Prizewinners will be honored at the awards ceremony on 5 January during the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia.

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Support Humanities Advocacy

Support convention travel grants, professional development grants for part-time faculty members, advocacy on behalf of the humanities, and more by making a donation to the MLA’s Paving the Way campaign. Donate now.

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Resources from the AI Task Force

A new website from the MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on AI and Writing shares resources for educators looking for information on AI and academic integrity, how to recognize AI-generated materials, and more. Have an AI-related resource to feature? Submit it to the site.

Call for Student Essays: Due 2 February

We are now accepting submissions of student essays for the 2024 edition of “Writing with MLA Style.” Selected essays should showcase MLA style and will be published online.

Comment on a Proposed Resolution

Resolution 2024-1 has been proposed for consideration by the 2024 Delegate Assembly. Members are invited to share their thoughts on the resolution until 30 December.


Humanities and Career Readiness Workshops

Seeking support for initiatives in undergraduate career readiness—and work at a small or midsize institution? Apply to participate in our workshops on integrating career readiness with humanities coursework. Learn more and apply.


Papers: Issue on imagining the future and digital media, due 6 Jan.

Proposals: Conference on DEI initiatives and labor conditions, due 12 Jan.

Papers: Collection on sacred rhetoric and political activism, due 15 Jan.

Submissions: Edited volume on consent-based theater pedagogy, due 22 Jan.

Chapters: Edited volume on representations of trauma, due 1 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue on literature and activism, due 15 Feb.

Papers: Special issue on the sublime and environmental crises, due 28 Feb.

Proposals: Conference on Romanticism and colonialism, due 29 Feb.

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Perry Gethner

Perry Gethner, Remembered

Laura Niesen de Abruña

Niesen de Abruña Appointed MSU Provost

Evie Shockley

Shockley Short-Listed for National Book Award



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