MLA News Digest
15 February 2018

Compete for an MLA Publication Prize

Authors and editors are invited to compete for MLA publication prizes. The more than two dozen prizes the MLA confers on publications honor outstanding work in languages, literatures, interdisciplinary studies, and specific genres, such as translations. Learn more.


MLA Endorses Statement on Polish Law

The MLA Executive Council endorsed a statement drafted by the American Historical Association condemning a Polish law that threatens "to stifle speech and to restrict the content of scholarship concerned with Poland's role in the Holocaust and related war crimes."

Research Better with the MLA Bibliography

Brush up on your research skills by taking an online course on using the MLA International Bibliography. Four new modules cover research in folklore, linguistics, film, and rhetoric and composition. Best of all, the course is free and available for reuse. Learn more and register now!

Can You Explain Your Work in Five Minutes?

Take part in an exciting new session at the 2019 MLA convention. In Humanities in Five: A Contest, scholars will have five minutes to present their research using language accessible to the general public, and local journalists will choose a winner. To participate, submit an abstract by 15 March.

Nominate a Colleague to Pick MLA Prize Winners

Want to choose the winner of MLA publication awards? Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on a prize committee by 28 February. Learn more.

Contribute to a New MLA Approaches to Teaching Volume

Help shape a volume on Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis by sharing your experiences in this online survey and proposing an essay for inclusion.

Featured Member Benefit: Free MLA Handbook
Did you know that as an MLA member you're entitled to a free copy of the MLA Handbook? Log in to your MLA account to request your copy today!


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Find historical, literary, and comparative approaches for teaching the allegorical Middle English poem Pearl.
CfP: 2nd Intl. Conf. on Multilingualism and Multilingual Edu., due 15 Feb.
CfP: Liberal Edu. Conf.: Can a liberal education make you a better discerner of truth? due 23 Feb.
CfP: Languages in the Globalised World Conf., due 26 Feb.
CfP: Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies conf., due 28 Feb
CfP: First Intl. Conf. on Literacy, Culture, and Language Edu., due 28 Feb.
CfP: Issue of the journal Shakespeare on Theatre People of Shakespeare's Time, due 1 Mar.
CfP: Arabic Applied Linguistics & SLA Conf., due 1 Mar.
CfP: 2018 Natl. Humanities Conf., due 16 Mar.

21–24 Feb.:College Art Assoc. Annual Conf., Los Angeles, CA
22–24 Feb.: Louisville Conf. on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY
10–13 Mar.: Amer. Council on Edu. Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
22–24 Mar.: Renaissance Soc. of Amer. conf., New Orleans, LA

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Member News

Joanne Braxton Honored for Years of Service
Suzanne Keen Named Dean and VP at Hamilton
Lannan Foundation Awards Fellowship to Roy Scranton


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Report: State of the Humanities 2018
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Higher ed spending
Mixed News on Higher Ed Spending
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Why AI Calls for Liberal Arts Majors
PhD placement
Tracking the Careers of 10,000 PhDs
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New Report Finds "Higher Ed Deserts"
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