Welcome to MLA Commons!

We’re thrilled to have you join us here at MLA Commons, an in-development network linking members of the Modern Language Association.

The Commons Newswire

Check out how other members are using the Commons to exchange syllabi, promote their scholarship, and reach out beyond the academy. Plus news from the discipline and calls for participation—all in the Commons Newswire.

Action for Allies

Did you take part in the MLA’s  Action for Allies event? Make sure to report back on your discussions about the working conditions of contingent faculty in your department.

2016 MLA Annual Convention

Will you be attending #MLA16 in Austin? Join the Convention group to post CFPs, share convention-related links and resources, and connect with other participants.

New MLA Forum Structure

To learn about the changes that the Executive Council has approved, please read a letter by Margaret W. Ferguson and Marianne Hirsch and then view the full list of forums.

Create an online scholarly profile with your MLA Commons Portfolio

MLA Commons now boasts a new, more robust portfolio system for members. For more information, visit the updates blog and the “Editing Your Portfolio” guide.

Essays on the Public Humanities in Vulnerable Times Published in Profession

Essays from the 2014 convention session “Public Humanities,” linked to the Presidential Forum, have now been published in Profession.

Graduate Education Reform

The MLA has launched a new site, Graduate Education Reform, on MLA Commons. The site aims to encourage discussion on the future of doctoral education in the humanities.

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    Welcome to MLA Commons!

    We’re thrilled to have you join us here at MLA Commons, an in-development network linking members of the Modern Language Association.

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    The Commons Newswire

    Check out how other members are using the Commons to exchange syllabi, promote their scholarship, and reach out beyond the academy. Plus news from the discipline and calls for participation—all in the Commons Newswire.

  • Action for Allies Logo for Slider

    Action for Allies

    Did you take part in the MLA’s  Action for Allies event? Make sure to report back on your discussions about the working conditions of contingent faculty in your department.

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    2016 MLA Annual Convention

    Will you be attending #MLA16 in Austin? Join the Convention group to post CFPs, share convention-related links and resources, and connect with other participants.

  • Image by kimmo tirkkonen

    New MLA Forum Structure

    To learn about the changes that the Executive Council has approved, please read a letter by Margaret W. Ferguson and Marianne Hirsch and then view the full list of forums.

  • Image by Victoria Pickering

    Create an online scholarly profile with your MLA Commons Portfolio

    MLA Commons now boasts a new, more robust portfolio system for members. For more information, visit the updates blog and the “Editing Your Portfolio” guide.

  • Photo by Mike Renlund

    Essays on the Public Humanities in Vulnerable Times Published in Profession

    Essays from the 2014 convention session “Public Humanities,” linked to the Presidential Forum, have now been published in Profession.

  • Photo by Bob AuBuchon

    Graduate Education Reform

    The MLA has launched a new site, Graduate Education Reform, on MLA Commons. The site aims to encourage discussion on the future of doctoral education in the humanities.

Featured Site

Show your support for adjunct faculty members on the MLA's Action for Allies site.

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