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Register Today for MLA 2021!

Take advantage of early registration rates for the MLA Annual Convention, which will take place online from 7 to 10 January 2021. Register now and choose from hundreds of convention sessions on scholarship, pedagogy, and advocacy. We look forward to seeing you online in January!

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Summit for the Future of Doctoral Education

Discover the future of your PhD program. Don't miss the MLA Virtual Summit for the Future of Doctoral Education, to be held online from 2 to 20 November 2020. Help your department implement real change by rethinking graduate curricula and careers. Learn more and register.


PMLA Is Going Digital!

Starting in January 2021, all MLA members will have individual electronic access to the current issue of PMLA and, for the first time, to the full journal archive, through our partnership with Cambridge University Press. You can still elect to receive a print subscription. Visit our FAQ page.

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MLA Report on Research Support Needs

A new MLA report documents the research support needs of faculty members working at regional comprehensive institutions in the disciplines of literature and language, cultural studies, and writing studies. Read the report and find out about the larger Ithaka S+R project.

Help Shape the Direction of PMLA

The editorial board of PMLA invites MLA members to submit proposals for special features in the journal. Submissions are due 15 October 2020. Learn more.

MLA Webinar on Academic Visa Policies

MLA members and members of MAPS (ADE or ADFL) departments can still register for F-1’s, J-1’s, H-1B’s: Navigating the Current Visa Landscape, to be held on 22 Sept.


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Connect with colleagues working on the same period, genre, or interdisciplinary question. Choose up to five primary forum affiliations in My MLA and join forum groups on MLA Commons. You'll be able to share your work, vote in forum elections, and more!


Essays: Book titled Dreams for Our Children: Immigrant Letters to the Future, due 20 Sept.

Essays: Book titled A Socially Just Classroom, due 30 Sept.

Papers: Virtual conference on creative anxiety in the works of Shirley Jackson, due 30 Sept.

Papers: Virtual conference on literary walks in times of pandemics and climate change, due 1 Oct.

Papers: Virtual conference on migration, adaptation, and memory, due 10 Oct.

Essays: Book titled Governing Genealogies of Film Educationdue 15 Oct.

Essays: Book about violent first-person narratives, due 1 Nov.

Submissions: Special issue on food cultures and critical sustainability, due 15 Dec.

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Florence Howe Remembered

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Harper Named Program Director at Mellon



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