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Submit to a PMLA Special Topic

PMLA invites essays that examine the complex and critical practice of translation in an increasingly connected and interdependent world. The journal seeks essays that will address a wide range of questions and issues from varied viewpoints. Submissions are due 30 June. Learn more.

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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 their professional development. The application cycle for the spring lottery is open until 30 April, 11:59 p.m. EST. Learn more and apply.

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New Discounts on Books for MLA Members 

MLA members can now receive a 30% discount on books published by Cambridge University Press and a 35% discount on higher education books published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Learn about these and other members-only benefits.


Submit an Innovation Room Proposal

Is your program doing exciting new work? Share innovative curricular thinking in modern languages and related humanities disciplines in the Language and Literature Program Innovation Room at the 2022 MLA convention! Apply by 3 May to participate. 

MLA Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence

The MLA Executive Council joined with fellow American Council of Learned Societies members in condemning anti-Asian violence. Read the statement and learn more.

Contribute to an MLA Volume in Development

Are you a student or advisor completing a nontraditional dissertation project? Share your experience in this forthcoming volume. Proposals are due 15 May.

Vote to Ratify Honorary MLA Fellows

The 2021 MLA Delegate Assembly elected two honorary fellows of the association, subject to ratification by the MLA membership. Cast your vote using the online ballot.


MLA Language Enrollment Report

The 2016 Community College Report focuses on enrollments in languages other than English at two-year institutions of higher education in the United States. Read about enrollment trends at these schools and how thriving departments are meeting the challenge of falling language enrollments.


Essays: Book titled Ecofeminist Drama: Environment, Gender, and Theatre, due 28 Apr.

Submissions: Inaugural issue on literature and drama studies, due 30 Apr.

Essays: Anthology on the crosscutting effects of COVID-19 on women, due 1 May

Submissions: Special issue on mental health, writing, and literary studies, due 21 May

Essays: Book on music and engagement in the Asian political space, due 31 May

Papers: Virtual conference on conflict studies, due 10 June

Essays: Book about the postcolonial bildungsroman, due 15 June

Submissions: Special issue on sound, activism, and social justice, due 2 July

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Announcing the Guggenheim Fellows of 2021

MLA Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Harry Berger, Jr.

Harry Berger, Jr., Remembered


Five MLA Members Named ACLS Fellows



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