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Frieda Ekotto

Results of the 2020 MLA Elections

Congratulations to all those elected to MLA offices! In balloting that closed on 10 December, members elected Frieda Ekotto (U of Michigan) as second vice president. Ekotto will become MLA president in January 2023. Esther Allen, Rebecca Colesworthy, and Erin D. Graff Zivin were elected to the Executive Council. 


MLA Publication Prizewinners

Congratulations to the seventeen 2020 MLA publication prizewinners and seventeen honorable mention recipients. Prizes are awarded for superior work in language, literary, and interdisciplinary studies and in specific genres, such as translation. View the winners on the MLA website.

MLA 2021 Convention

Register for MLA 2021!

Register today for the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, which will take place online from 7 to 10 January, and choose from 700+ sessions, workshops, and more. Don't miss the deadline for early registration rates, which has been extended to 28 December. 

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2020 ADE and ADFL Award Winners

The MLA congratulates Stacey Lee Donohue, who received the ADE's Francis Andrew March Award, and Pauline R. Yu, winner of the ADFL's Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession. The awards will be presented during the MLA Awards Ceremony on 9 January.

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 Benito Pérez Galdós. Responses and proposals are due 15 February.

Help Shape the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy

Share your experiences teaching digital literacy. Complete this survey by 15 February to contribute to the second edition of the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, now in development. 


MLA Virtual Events on Demand

Missed Graduate Education Postpandemic or any of our other virtual events? You can access recordings of our webinars on narrative medicine, visas, careers in the humanities, and higher education during the pandemic. 


Submissions: Special issue on dissident self-narratives, due 20 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue on the theme of adaptation, due 10 Jan.

Papers: Virtual workshop on religion and the COVID-19 pandemic, due 10 Jan.

Papers: Workshop on modern marriages in twentieth-century Europe, due 31 Jan.


Submissions: Anthology on Jewish science fiction and fantasy criticism, due 31 Jan.

Submissions: Special issue on American countercultures, due 1 Feb.

Submissions: Special issue on juvenilia, trauma, and intersectionality, due 15 Feb.

Papers: Symposium on Irish women writers, due 31 Mar.

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Doug Steward

Doug Steward Remembered

Lena Hill

Hill Named Provost at Washington and Lee 

Theodore Ziolkowski

Theodore Ziolkowski Remembered



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