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Apply for an MLA Bibliography Fellowship by 1 April 2024

The MLA International Bibliography is accepting applications for three-year field-bibliography fellowships. MLA field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit bibliographic and indexing information for citations in the bibliography. Open to all MLA members, including graduate students, the 2024 fellowships will run from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027. Field bibliographers perform a valuable service for the… Read more »

MLA Members Receive 2019 NEH Grants

Congratulations to the nine MLA members who are among the winners of National Endowment for the Humanities grants announced in August 2019. Their projects include a scholarly edition of Charles W. Chesnutt’s stories; a five-day institute for using digital methods to research digital culture; and a symposium on James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney. Scholarly Editions… Read more »

MLA Members Win MacArthur Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that three MLA members are among the 2019 Fellows honored by the MacArthur Foundation. Congratulations to the following: Saidiya Hartman, literary scholar and cultural historian Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Jeffrey Alan Miller, literary scholar Department of English, Montclair State University Emily Wilson, classicist and translator Department… Read more »

Nominations for the 2020 Forum Executive Committee Elections

When the executive committees of the MLA’s forums meet during the January 2020 convention in Seattle, they will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in fall 2020. Though the executive committees are responsible for making nominations, each committee is required to nominate at least one candidate… Read more »

Contribute to New MLA Volumes on Cabeza de Vaca, Shakespeare, and German Literature

The volumes Approaches to Teaching Cabeza de Vaca’s Account and Other Works, edited by Luis Fernando Restrepo and Carlos A. Jáuregui, and Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, second edition, edited by Joseph M. Ortiz, are now in development in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Lit­erature series. Instructors who have taught these works are… Read more »

2018 Presidential Theme: #States of Insecurity

Diana Taylor, the 2017–18 president of the MLA, has chosen #States of Insecurity as the presidential theme for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York. Human beings have long lived, told stories, danced, cried, written, made art, learned, taught, debated, and theorized in moments of insecurity caused by events as varied as war, plague,… Read more »