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131st MLA Annual Convention
Austin, 7–10 January 2016

The 2016 convention will be held in Austin from 7 to 10 January. The presidential theme for the 2016 convention is Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future.

All MLA members and others involved in the study or teaching of language and literature must register for the convention to participate in or attend meetings, visit the exhibit hall, take part in job interviews, or reserve hotel rooms at special MLA rates. The convention program will be available in the fall.

The deadline to submit session proposals was 1 April 2015. Notifications about special-session proposals and nonguaranteed-session proposals will be sent in early June. Learn more.

Submit 2016 Social Event Forms

Learn more about participating in MLA conventions.

Proposing a Special Session
Planning Your Convention Session
Call for Innovative Proposals
Collaborative-Session Idea Exchange


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Convention Session FAQs
Special-Session FAQs
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