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MLA News Digest

14 August 2019

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Propose an MLA 2020 Session, Just in Time! 

There are two new opportunities to submit proposals for the 2020 convention! Propose a just-in-time session on a topic that has come to light since 1 April, or participate in the 2020 Humanities in Five and present your research in under five minutes in language accessible to the general public. The deadline for submissions to both is 9 September.

Publication Spotlight

Study Abroad

New MLA Volume on Study Abroad 

Learn about diverse approaches to study abroad programs and courses that can help shape offerings at your institution.

 Cornelius Eady and Toi Derricotte

Cave Canem Founders to Receive Franklin Award

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, cofounders of Cave Canem, a national poetry organization that supports African American poets, will be recognized for their work in public advocacy for the humanities at the 2020 convention. Learn more.

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New Deadline for MLA Resolutions

The new deadline to submit a resolution for consideration is 1 September. Read more about changes designed to increase member input and make resolutions more effective, and learn how to submit a resolution. 

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Apply for a Humanities Course Grant by 5 Sept.

Don't miss the opportunity to get financial support to develop an innovative or interdisciplinary humanities course or educational program. Apply for a $3,000 MLA course development grant by 5 September.

Explore the New MLA Job List

The new MLA Job List streamlines the search experience for job seekers and employers. Search with no log-in, and create an account to get job alerts or post an ad!

Free Webinars for Academic Job Applicants

Register for free webinars on writing diversity statements or cover letters, brought to you by the Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.

Call for Papers: The Global English Department

Propose an essay on a new volume in development on the role of the English department outside the Anglosphere. Submit your proposal by 15 September.


23-25 Aug.: Conference on Language and Literacy Education, Johannesburg

28-29 Aug.: 2nd Rome—International Conference on Social Science and Humanities, Rome  

5 Sept.: Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages, Pittsburgh

10 Sept.: Conference on the treatment of victims, New York City


CfP: e-Democracy conference, due 18 Aug.

CfP: Conference on Afrofuturism and diasporic visions, due 23 Aug.

CfP: Conference on the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious, due 25 Aug.

CfP: Conference on nonstate political violence, due 31 Aug.

CfP:  Conference on trees, people, and the built environment, due 1 Sept.

CfP: Conference on lessons and legacies of the Holocaust, due 1 Dec.

CfP: Journal issue on the postcolonial novel, post-9/11, due 1 Dec..

CfP: ADE Bulletin issue on two-year and four-year college institutional relations, due 1 Dec.

CfP: Journal issue on the creation and uses of archives, due 1 Jan.



The MLA Style Center


Humanities Commons

Money on String

Member Discounts




MLA Grants and Awards

Member News

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, Remembered 

Sheila Smith McKoy

S. Smith McKoy Appointed Provost at Holy Names U.

Roland Greene

R. Greene Named Director at Stanford

News and Opinion

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Diverse Storytelling in YA Literature 

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The 2020 Election and Student Debt

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Growing Demand for Multilingualism

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The Hows and Whys of Public Humanities

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Grad Students Protest Hidden Fees

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U.S. News Unranks Five Schools

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Alum's Gift Creates Opportunities 

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FBI Questions American Students

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