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MLA News Digest

17 April 2019

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Browse the New Issue of Profession

The new issue of Profession is now live! Read a series of articles about academic freedom, an assessment of new data about how the demand for faculty members has shifted, tips on addressing campus safety online and in your classroom, and much more. Have an idea for an article or a resource you want to share in a future issue of Profession? Submit it!

Publication Spotlight

Amitav Ghosh

MLA Teaching Volume on Amitav Ghosh

Discover new perspectives for teaching Amitav Ghosh in a variety of contexts and disciplines.

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Attend a Speed-Mentoring Event at the MLA

The MLA's first speed-mentoring event will take place on 6 June in New York City. Graduate students will have the opportunity to meet with senior faculty members, who will serve as mentors. Give or get career advice—sign up to be a mentor or mentee! 

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Get the Spring Newsletter Online

MLA members can access the spring MLA Newsletter to read about the value of MLA 2019, digital humanities studies, how to explain your research in five minutes, and the impact international students have on the arts and humanities.

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Vote on Delegate Assembly Actions

As a member, you can help shape the MLA. Several actions taken by the Delegate Assembly—including acceptance of honorary members—await your approval. Vote by 15 May and make your voice heard. 

Save on Scholarly Communication Institute at UCSD

MLA members can save on this summer's Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute, which will take place at the University of California, San Diego. Learn more.


Upcoming Deadlines for MLA Publication Prizes

If you published a book or an article in 2017 or 2018, submit it for an MLA publication prize. Learn more about eligibility requirements and deadlines. 


Contribute to New MLA Volumes

Share your expertise! Take a survey and submit an essay proposal about teaching Lewis Carroll's works, or submit an essay proposal on the future of neurodiversity. Learn more.


26–27 Apr.: Conference on women's writing in the long nineteenth century, Long Beach

26–28 Apr: Midwest Victorian Studies Assoc. conf., Fort Worth

2–4 May: Interdisciplinary conference on Phish, Corvallis

3–5 JuneCELPYC congress, New York

6–9 June: International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Cincinnati


CfP: Conference on intersectionality, due 26 Apr.

CfP: Conference on Australian languages and cultures, due 30 Apr.

CfP: Immersive technologies conference, due 30 Apr.


Call for Contributions: Book on Generation X adults in pop culture, due 15 May

Call for Applications: Einstein fellowship for interdisciplinary research, due 15 May.

CfP: Conference on sexual and gendered violence, due 31 May.

CfP: Conference on protest in literature, film, and music, due 2 June.

CfP: Symposium on the Civil War and 19th-century press, due 26 Aug.

CfP: Reel Iberia conference, due 1 Sept.



The MLA Style Center


Humanities Commons

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Member Discounts




MLA Grants and Awards


Member News

Jenifer Ward

Jenifer K. Ward Named Luther College President

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

MLA Members Win Guggenheim Fellowships

Cathy Davidson

Cathy Davidson Awarded Mellon Fellowship


News and Opinion

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Faculty Salaries Stagnate

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Trump's Budget and Higher Education


Academic Freedom Outside Class 

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Implicit Bias in Schools

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Higher Ed State Funding since 2008

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Computational Literary Analysis

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The Benefits of Learning Languages

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Study: Confidence in Higher Ed Declines

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