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Apply for a Grant to Attend MLA 2021! 

Graduate student MLA members, non-tenure-track faculty members, and unemployed members are eligible to apply for grants that cover the full registration fee for the 2021 MLA convention, which will take place remotely from 7 to 10 January. Learn more and apply by 1 December. 

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Changes Coming to Humanities Commons  

To support the continued growth of the Humanities Commons—now serving nearly 25,000 users around the world—hosting of the Commons will move from the MLA to Michigan State University. Learn more about how the move will sustain this important scholarly infrastructure.

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MLA Group Memberships for Grad Students

Sponsoring MLA membership for graduate students is a great way to support students' professional development. Departments can save up to 20% when they purchase memberships for a group, and student members are eligible to apply for convention grants. Learn more.

Apply for a Professional Development Grant

The MLA is offering $1,000 grants to part-time faculty members to help pay for expenses associated with professional development. Apply by 16 November 2020.

New MLA Bibliography Course Module

The MLA has added a new subject-area module, "Literary Topics," to use in conjunction with the MLA International Bibliography online course. Learn more.


MLA Style Webinar

If you're looking for online resources for teaching MLA style, you can access a free recording of our MLA style workshop. The webinar, hosted by experienced MLA editors, will walk you through creating a works-cited-list entry for any source. Register now!


Call to Participate: Survey on use of multimedia in language teaching, open deadline.

Papers: Virtual conference on representations of pandemics in fiction, film, and culture, due 6 Nov.

Papers: Virtual conference on postcolonial studies,
due 15 Nov.

Submissions: ADE Bulletin: English Majors’ Career Outcomes, due 1 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue on Adrienne Rich in the twenty-first century, due 1 Dec.

Papers: Virtual conference on world literature and the minor, due 15 Dec.

Essays: Book about music and myth in America’s city of second chances, due 1 Jan.

Essays: Book on teaching Italian language and culture, due 7 Jan.

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Wilson Endows Fund for Classical Studies

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MLA Members Awarded 2020 NEH Grants

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Moten Named 2020 MacArthur Fellow



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