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Attend the MAPS Leadership Institute

Humanities department leaders and future leaders are invited to join the 2021 MAPS Leadership Institute: Why Humanities Now, to be held virtually from 1 to 11 June. Share resources, build your professional network, and get support from department chairs around the country. Learn more and register now.

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Apply for an MLA-EBSCO Prize  

Supported by a generous grant from EBSCO, the MLA confers two annual awards of $500 each for coursework developed in collaboration between department faculty members and academic librarians. Learn more and submit your application by 30 June.

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MLA Endorses Two Key Legislative Bills

The MLA has strongly endorsed the College for All Act, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and the 21st-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, proposed by Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez.

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Free MLA Webinar on Remote Teaching 

Register for the MLA webinar Remote Teaching: Where Do We Go from Here? on 19 May. Panelists will look back at the move to remote teaching to consider what worked, what didn’t, and how what we’ve learned can shape our courses going forward. 

MLA Hosts Ask UP Scholarly Publishing Site

Want to know more about scholarly publishing?  Between 1 and 15 June, the MLA will host AUPresses' site Ask UP. Submit your questions for the chance to see them answered on the site.

2021 Ratification Ballot Results

In balloting that ended on 30 April, MLA members voted to ratify the election of Bei Dao and Reina María Rodríguez to honorary fellowship in the association. Learn more.


Job List Blog

Get advice for writing an effective résumé, learn about the value of informational interviews, or explore new models for the dissertation on the MLA Job List blog. Find other topics by viewing the full archive of articles.


Essays: Book on queer contemporary art of Southwest Asia and North Africa, due 16 May

Submissions: Journal issue on the Bible and migration, due 31 May

Submissions: Journal issue on replaying the early modern francophone world, due 1 June

Submissions: Special issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studiesdue 1 June

Essays: Book on Black Lives Matter and the Harlem Renaissance, due 4 June

Essays: Book on Alice Walker's The Color Purpledue 11 June

Papers: Symposium on temporality in American art and visual culture, due 30 June

Submissions: Journal issue on Shakespeare in Indian cinema, due 25 July

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