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MLA News Digest

16 May 2019

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Participate in Our NYC Mentoring Event

There's still room for graduate students and senior faculty members to sign up for the MLA's speed-mentoring event on 6 June in New York City. The event will provide graduate students with the opportunity to meet with senior faculty members, who will serve as mentors during brief discussions about professional development, the job search, and more. Sign up to be a mentor or mentee by 20 May to get priority registration.

Publication Spotlight

Undergraduate Research in Literature

MLA Guide to Student Research

In this textbook, librarians introduce students to key research skills and resources in literary studies. Learn more

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Tips on Teaching Students the Research Process

Watch this free webcast for tips on using the MLA International Bibliography in the classroom. Help your students learn how to use databases and develop important humanities research skills. Watch it now.

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Submit a Proposal for a Twitter Conference

Participate in a Humanities Commons Twitter conference and share your insights on open access and inclusivity in scholarly communication, including the use of digital scholarship in the classroom. Submit a proposal by 29 May!

Help Shape an MLA Volume in Development

Share your experience teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Cabeza de Vaca, or twentieth- and twenty-first-century German literature by contributing to a new volume

Get Advice on Helping Student Writers

A writing center expert shares tips on how to invest students in the writing process through feedback, in-class discussions, and more, in an MLA Style Center teaching post.


6–7 June: Elena Ferrante in a Global Context, Durham, UK

14–15 June: The past, present, and future of the literary anthology, London

22 June: Symposium for Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators, Kennesaw


CfP: SAMLA conference, due 20 May

CfP: Interdisciplinary conference on music and visionaries, due 24 May

CfP: PAMLA conference, due 10 June

CfP: Volume on contemporary black women writers, due 15 June

CfP: Special journal issue on disability and public scholarship, due 15 June

CfP: Conference on reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong, due 15 June

CfP: Conf. on language, linguistics, literature, and translation, due 30 June

CfP: Special journal issue on realism and naturalism in the humanities, due 30 June

CfP: Conference on narrative in film, due 30 June



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Humanities Commons

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Member Discounts




MLA Grants and Awards

Member News

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Eleven MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

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Marlene Tromp Named Boise State President

Six MLA Members Appointed AAAS Fellows

News and Opinion

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Is Contingent Labor Unavoidable?


Defending Academic Freedom

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10 Ways to Thrive in Graduate School

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Preserving Ancient Languages

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 Integrating STEMM and the Humanities

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Help Students Learn to Study Better

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Bilingualism Seal and Inequity

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Higher Education Cuts in Brazil

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