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View the Program and Join Us in Philly!

The online program for the MLA 2024 convention, taking place from 4 to 7 January in Philadelphia, is live and registration is open. Early member registration ends on 26 October, so register now to get the best rates and the widest selection of hotel rooms. Nonmembers can join when they register.

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New Network for Humanities Leadership

The newly launched MLA Strategic Partnership Network brings together institutions to develop critical resources for supporting college-level study of the humanities. SPN members get access to numerous benefits for their students, faculty members, and departments. Learn more.

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Gates and Mitchell to Receive MLA Awards

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will receive the Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the Humanities, and W. J. T. Mitchell will receive the MLA Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement. Frieda Ekotto will present the awards during the MLA Awards Ceremony at MLA 2024.

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Member Webinar on Academic Freedom

The MLA is hosting “Resisting Political Threats to Humanities Higher Education,” a webinar taking place on 14 November. Log in to access a Zoom conversation about how to respond to threats to academic freedom and for resources for those working under these threats.

Last Chance to Apply for Travel Grants

Don't miss the upcoming 1 November deadline to apply for financial assistance to help defray the cost of attending the MLA 2024 convention in January. Apply now.

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MLA Sit and Write

Members can join a community of writers for the 16 November MLA virtual Sit and Write session, with a presentation by Devoney Looser on pitching your writing with confidence followed by an hour of dedicated writing time. Learn more and log in for access.


Essays: Volume on the Anthropocene and subaltern studies, due 15 Nov.

Submissions: Special issue on Spanish Sapphic modernity, due 15 Nov.

Submissions: Special issue of MELUS on Black speculation and Black futures, due 17 Nov.

Papers: Virtual conference for students on literature, culture, and foreign languages, due 30 Nov.

Submissions: Special issue on the legacy of gothic tradition in horror fiction, due 30 Nov.

Essays: Volume on patient narratives of the eighteenth century, due 1 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, due 1 Dec.

Papers: South Asian Literary Association online conference, due 15 Dec.

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