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MLA 2021 Program and FAQ Now Online

The 2021 convention will bring together scholars, teachers, and artists to discuss the critical issues facing us now. Browse the online program to find sessions on the topics you care about. What will the virtual MLA convention look like? Our FAQ page has information for attendees and participants.

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Shape the Future of the MLA—Vote!

Voting is now open for the MLA’s annual elections for second vice president and for Executive Council, Delegate Assembly, and forum executive committees. To be counted, members' ballots must be received by 10 December. Learn more and vote.

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Webinar: Graduate Education Postpandemic 

How is the COVID-19 pandemic changing graduate education in the humanities? What strategies can support students and build a foundation for the future? Register to join Judith Butler, Joy Connolly, Jim Grossman, and Paula Krebs at this free virtual event on 9 December. 

Read the Fall MLA Newsletter Online 

View the latest MLA Newsletter, and read about the future of humanities PhDs, the new MLA Handbook, antiracist and decolonizing sessions at the convention, and much more.

Nominate Members to an Executive Committee

Suggest MLA members for the fall 2021 forum executive committee elections. All suggestions must be received by 10 December. Submit your nomination online now.


MLA Executive Council and COVID-19 

The MLA Executive Council has issued or endorsed statements on COVID-19 and academic labor, faculty review and reappointment, student progress, and the value of libraries and the humanities. Learn more.


Presentations: International colloquium on art and humanity, due 18 Dec.

Submissions: Special issue on North American folklife, due 18 Dec.

Essays: Volume on representing vulnerability in literature and film, due 18 Dec.

Essays: Interdisciplinary volume on neomedievalism, due 1 Jan.

Papers: Virtual conference on nationalism and crisis, due 15 Jan.

Submissions: Special issue on age- and disease- related changes in speech production, due 15 Jan.

Papers: Conference on the intersection of migration and knowledge, due 15 Feb.

Papers: Conference on foreign language pedagogy and computer-assisted translation, due 30 Mar.

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Ivan A. Schulman Remembered

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Fulton Named Provost at Norfolk State University

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Johnson Named Dean at Northwestern University



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