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MLA News Digest

17 July 2019

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Get Funds to Develop an Innovative Course

The MLA offers $3,000 course development grants to support faculty members in developing an innovative or interdisciplinary course or educational program aimed at engaging students in the humanities. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit an application by 5 September. Learn about past winners and apply for the grant!

Publication Spotlight

Teaching Modern British and American Satire

New Volume on British and American Satire

Explore the latest approaches to teaching current and historical satire in this new MLA volume. 

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Free Online Research Course for Your Students

Teaching literature or writing this fall? Then check out the MLA Bibliography’s free online course on how to use databases to do research. Students can earn badges for each section they complete as well as a course-completion badge.

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Help Students Write Better Essays

How can you prepare your students to write at the college level? In an MLA Style Center post, an expert writing instructor shares strategies that high school and college teachers can use to help students develop their research and writing skills. 

What Is the MLA Action Network?

The MLA Action Network offers stories and tools to help you advocate for the humanities and higher education. Learn about resources for contingent faculty members and more!

Call for Papers: Two New MLA Volumes

Share your experience teaching "lost and found" texts in rhetoric and composition or teaching the Mexican Revolution by proposing an essay for an MLA volume in development.


23–25 July: MLA International Symposium, Lisbon

31 July–2 Aug.Intl. Conference on Romanticism, Manchester

29 Aug.–1 Sept.: 2019 Annual Study Tour: Coventry and Warwickshire, UK


CfP: College Art Association Annual Conference, due 23 July

CfP: Conf. on human aspects of urban space, due 23 Aug.

CfP: Conference on Eilís Dillon, due 31 Aug.

CfP: African Studies and Research Forum conference,

due 1 Sept.

CfP: Journal issue on migration in the German-speaking world, due 1 Sept.

CfP: New College Conf. on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, due 15 Sept.

CfP: European Architectural History Network conf., due 20 Sept.

CfP: Midwest Victorian Studies Association conference, due 30 Sept.

CfP: NeMLA 2020 convention, due 30 Sept.



The MLA Style Center


Humanities Commons

Money on String

Member Discounts




MLA Grants and Awards

Member News

Eric Wertheimer

Eric Wertheimer Named Vice Provost at Stony Brook 

Woodrow Wilson

Brewer-Garcia and LaRue Win Fellowships

Anne Curzan

Anne Curzan Appointed Dean of LSA at U Michigan

News and Opinion

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Visa Restrictions and Higher Ed

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Support Your Library

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Students and Labels in the Classroom


Lessons from the Food Network

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Why Memorize Poetry?

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Music Can Help Speech


The Humanities Matter


Faculty Members, Stay in the Fight

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