Divisions and Discussion Groups
The membership of the association is organized into divisions
, each representing a major area of scholarly and professional concern, and discussion groups
, which accommodate the scholarly and professional interests of constituencies within the association concerned with discrete literatures or with literary and linguistic concerns that are not encompassed by one of the divisions. To participate fully in the activities of the association, members should join the division(s) and discussion groups in which they have major scholarly or professional interests. Membership in divisions and discussion groups is maintained as part of the record of each MLA member and is intended to indicate an active involvement in the field of the division or discussion group and a desire to promote scholarly and teaching activity in that field. Membership in one division or discussion group does not exclude a member from attending any or all meetings arranged by other divisions or discussion groups at a convention or from participating in special sessions.