Thank you for your interest in proposing a special session for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin. The deadline to submit a proposal is 1 April 2015.
Special-session proposal forms for the 2016 convention will be available online by early March. If you want to invite presentation submissions for creating your proposal, you may post a call for papers. A call for papers is not a session proposal but a way to solicit presentation submissions.
Important Proposal Information
Completed proposals must be submitted on the proposal form by 1 April.
Only current MLA members may propose a special session.
MLA members may propose only one special session per convention.
Audiovisual equipment requests must be included on the proposal form.
Special-session proposals may not be combined with other sessions or jointly submitted.
Session participants must be MLA members (or have their membership waived) by 7 April.
No more than two participants (including the session leader and respondent) may be from the same institution unless the institution is a key aspect of the session.
Proposals are reviewed by the Program Committee in May; session organizers are notified of the committee’s decision by early June.
The above is only a partial list of proposal instructions. We strongly recommend that you review the links below before beginning your proposal.