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MLA News Digest

19 June 2019

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Apply for an MLA Career Development Grant

The MLA offers professional development grants of $1,000 to part-time faculty members to support research and conference travel, technology purchases, and continuing education. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit an application by 1 October. Winners are chosen by lottery. Learn more and apply for the grant.

Publication Spotlight

Teaching the History of the English Language

Teaching the History of the English Language

Discover strategies for teaching the history of the English language in a variety of contexts with this new MLA volume.


The Job Information List Is Getting a Makeover

We're launching a new, streamlined MLA Job List site this summer that will make it easier to find and to post a wide range of humanities jobs. The site will remain free to candidates, and no log-in is required to search. Stay tuned!


Access the Summer Newsletter Online

MLA members can access the latest issue of the Newsletter to read about the MLA's advocacy for the humanities, the value of indigenous language programs, Emily Wilson's experience translating The Odyssey for a diverse audience, and more!


Important Changes to the MLA Resolution Process

Read about important changes to the resolution process—such as the new 1 September deadline—that will allow more time for MLA members to review and provide feedback on proposed resolutions.

2019 Ratification Vote Results

Learn about the election of seven honorary fellows—one of whom might be your favorite author—and the ratification of amendments to the MLA's constitution.

MLA Statement Supporting Turkish Academics

The Executive Council has issued a statement condemning punitive legal actions taken by the Turkish government against hundreds of Turkish academics. Read more.

Share Your Ideas for Profession

Profession is an MLA publication offering articles, news, and resources to support the work you do. Tell us your ideas for an article or cluster, or share a resource or a call for papers.


26–28 June: Arts Patronage in Modern America, Oxford

1–19 July: Critical Theory Workshop, Paris

21–25 July: Faulkner's Families, Oxford, Mississippi

23 July: Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century, Lincoln, UK

23–25 Aug.: World Literatures and the Global South, Sydney


CfP: Conference on narrative in film, due 30 June

CfP: Interdisciplinary puppet theater conference, due 1 July

CfP: Interactive narrative conference, due 1 July

CfP: Journal issue on USIA archives and film and media studies, due 14 July

CfP: Conference on language and nature, due 15 July

CfP: Conf. on Luso-Hispanic cultural studies, due 15 July

CfP: Conference on material imagination and literary juvenilia, due 15 July

CfP: American Name Society conference, due 30 July

CfP: Volume on innovative  pedagogy, due 30 Aug.



The MLA Style Center


Humanities Commons

Money on String

Member Discounts




MLA Grants and Awards

Member News


E. Son and M. López Named Mellon/ACLS Fellows 

Jean Michael Dash

Jean Michael Dash Remembered

S. Buchmeier and D. Tanner Win Newcombe 

News and Opinion

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Social and Emotional Learning

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College Guidance for Rural Students


Should Test Retakes Be Allowed?


Cuts to US Military Language Training

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Accessibility of Free College


Rethinking Mentoring Models

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Decoding Course Evaluations

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Better Institutional Web Sites 

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