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Compete for MLA Publication Prizes

Authors and editors are invited to compete for the James Russell Lowell Prize and the MLA Prize for a First Book, which have a 1 March deadline. Learn more about these and other MLA awards for outstanding work in languages, literatures, interdisciplinary studies, and specific genres, such as translation.

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MLA 2022 Presidential Theme

The presidential theme for the 2022 convention in Washington, DC, is Multilingual US. MLA president Barbara Fuchs invites you to submit a call for papers on one of the many topics that the theme might inspire. Submit your call by 28 February!

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What's New in the New MLA Handbook

Register for a free webinar on 24 March to learn what’s new in the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook, forthcoming in April. MLA editors will present an overview of what’s covered in each chapter, discuss style changes, highlight new material, and answer questions.

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Professional Development Grant Winners

The MLA congratulates the ten part-time faculty members who won professional development grants in the fall 2020 lottery! The current application cycle is open until 30 April. Learn more about the process by visiting the professional development grants FAQ page.

Don't Miss Out on MLA 2021 Session Recordings

Didn't get a chance to attend all the sessions that interested you at this year's virtual convention? Convention registrants can still access session recordings through 1 March.

Request Your Complimentary MLA Handbook!

MLA members are entitled to receive a complimentary MLA Handbook. Starting 1 March, members can request the new ninth edition, forthcoming in April. 

MLA Summer Internships 

Tell your talented college students: the MLA is hiring paid summer interns to work virtually in marketing and communications.  Applications are due 19 March.


MLA Newsletter

MLA members can access the winter issue of the Newsletter online for an interview with Lifetime Scholarly Achievement award winner Susan Gubar, takeaways from the MLA’s Summit for the Future of Doctoral Education, Judith Butler’s column on the public humanities, and more.


Submissions: Special issue of Studia Rossica Posnaniensiadue 28 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue on unprecedented disruptions and dislocations of 2020, due 1 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue on the life and legacy of Sterling A. Brown, due 5 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue on myth, storytelling, and matriculture, due 31 Mar.

Submissions: Special issue on reading Celan today, due 1 Apr.

Papers: GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, due 1 Apr.

Papers: Conference panel on new interdisciplinary approaches to autobiography, due 15 Apr.

Essays: Collection on aging studies and ecocriticism, due 15 May

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NEH Grants Awarded to 20 MLA Members

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Paul R. Olson Remembered



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