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MLA NEWS DIGEST 15 July 2021

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MLA Professional Development Grants

The Modern Language Association offers $1,000 grants to part-time faculty members to help pay for expenses associated with professional development. Grants are awarded twice yearly by lottery. The fall application cycle is open until 1 October. Learn more and apply.

May 2021 issue of PMLA

Read the May Issue of PMLA

Subscribing institutions and MLA members can access the May 2021 issue of PMLA online through Cambridge Core. Read the feature on the year 2020, which includes essays on climate change, Black Lives Matter, rethinking the discipline of English, and more.

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Free Online Research Course for Students

Know a student conducting research this fall? Tell them about the MLA Bibliography's free online course, which teaches students how to use the bibliography for college-level research. Students earn a badge when they complete a module and when they complete the course.

MLA Commons to Host CORE Deposit Party

From 26 to 30 July, MLA members are encouraged to share materials on remote teaching in the CORE repository and to participate in discussions in the Teaching Remotely group

Propose a Special Feature for PMLA

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


Executive Council Actions Tool Kit

We encourage MLA members and Delegate Assembly advocacy network members to draw from the synopses of council advocacy documents provided by the tool kit when communicating with their networks on matters of academic and public policy.


Essays: Book on intersections between youth literature and ethnic studies, due 1 Aug.

Papers: Conference area on science and technology in popular culture, due 1 Aug.

Essays: Book about trauma-informed teaching after the pandemic, due 17 Aug.

Papers: The Classical Association’s annual conference, due 31 Aug.

Essays: Collection on early modern theater and performance archives, due 31 Aug.

Essays: Book titled Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literaturedue 1 Sept.

Papers: Conference on bilingual education, due 10 Sept.

Papers: Panel on women’s writing during the American Revolution, due 25 Sept.

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