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Support Part-Time Faculty Members

Help us double the number of professional development grants we are able to award to part-time faculty members by contributing to our Paving the Way campaign. Grants help pay for technology, research expenses, and more. Grant applications will be accepted starting in July, when the new cycle opens.

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Apply for a Humanities Innovation Grant

The MLA awards $3,000 grants every year to support the development of courses and other educational programs in English, languages, and related humanities disciplines. The current application cycle is open through 26 August. Learn more and apply.

MLA Handbook Plus

Online Access to the New MLA Handbook 

MLA Handbook Plus is a new subscription-based digital product providing online access to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook. MLA Handbook Plus will be available in beta in mid-September, and the full launch is planned for January 2022. Sign up for updates, and tell your librarian!

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Read the Spring 2021 MLA Newsletter

Read the spring MLA Newsletter, now available online, for an interview with Helen Small about the public humanities, reflections on the vital skills acquired by undergraduate humanities majors, and Barbara Fuchs’s column on acknowledging the centrality of multilingualism.

Nominations for 2021 MLA Elections

Nominees have been announced for second vice president of the MLA, for the Executive Council, and for the Delegate Assembly. The ballot will open in October. Learn more.

Contribute to an MLA Volume in Development

Take a survey and propose an essay for a new MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of George Orwell. Responses and proposals are due 1 August.


Innovation Room: A Digital Repository

Explore successful and promising new programs, courses, collaborations, and educational resources in the Innovation Room digital repository, curated from member presentations at the 2021 convention's Language and Literature Program Innovation Room.


Submissions: Special issue on intersections between the gothic and the natural world, due 30 June

Papers: Symposium on translation and materiality, due 12 July

Essays: Book titled Pedagogy: Literature, Linguistics, and Digital Toolsdue 15 July

Papers: Virtual conference on popular culture, due 1 Aug.

Submissions: Special issue on nineteenth-century religious cultures, due 1 Aug.

Submissions: Special issue on queer nonfiction prose, due 2 Aug.

Essays: Book titled Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repairdue 31 Aug.

Submissions: Special issue on English studies after the pandemic, due 1 Sept.

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Alison R. Byerly

Byerly Named President of Carleton College

Alain-Philippe Durand

Durand Awarded New Endowed Deanship 

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Jarrett Named Dean of Faculty at Princeton



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