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Just-in-Time Sessions for MLA 2022

The 2022 MLA Annual Convention will be held in Washington, DC, from 6 to 9 Jan. Members who have an idea for a session about something that happened after 1 Apr.—in their field, in higher education, or in the world—are encouraged to propose a just-in-time session by 22 Sept.

MLA Newsletter

Summer MLA Newsletter Online Now!

MLA members can access the summer Newsletter online. Don't miss the latest statistics on language and literature majors, advice on how to debunk myths about unemployed humanities graduates, and MLA president Barbara Fuchs’s column on advocacy at the MLA.

MLA Handbook Plus

Get a Sneak Peek of MLA Handbook Plus

This fall the MLA Handbook you know and love will launch as a subscription-based digital resource: MLA Handbook Plus. On 9 Sept., at 2:00 p.m. ET, MLA staff members will provide a preview of the platform and outline all its features. Register now.

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Get up to 50% off MLA Backlist Titles

Looking to update your syllabus or just looking for savings? Take advantage of major discounts on hundreds of MLA backlist titles. Use code MSUM to get 35% off paperbacks and 50% off hardcovers. Sale continues through 31 Aug.

Help Shape an MLA Volume in Development

Share your teaching expertise by taking a survey and proposing an essay for an MLA volume in development on teaching the works of Toni Morrison. Responses due 15 Oct.

2021 MLA Bibliography Fellows

The MLA congratulates the 2021 MLA Bibliography fellows, who will receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate during the awards ceremony at the MLA convention. Learn more.


PMLA Archive

As a benefit of membership, all MLA members have individual electronic access to the current issue of PMLA and to the full journal archive, going back to 1884, through the MLA's partnership with Cambridge University Press. Learn more.


Submissions: Special issue on happiness in literature and culture, due 31 Aug.

Papers: Conference on religious fantasy and heresy, due 31 Aug.

Papers: Conference session on medieval influences in American literature, due 6 Sept.

Essays: Book about Victorian children’s literature, due 15 Sept.

Essays: Volume titled Uncontained Toxicity: The Dialectics of Loss and Controldue 30 Sept.

Submissions: Special issue on Virginia Woolf and literary modernism, due 15 Oct.

Submissions: Special issue on teaching girlhood studies, due 15 Oct.

Submissions: Special issue titled Indigenous Young Adult Novelsdue 1 Nov. 


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