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Calls for Papers

The listing of calls for papers allows session organizers to solicit paper submissions for potential MLA sessions and connects MLA members who wish to participate in the convention with session organizers. Calls for papers are not session proposals. Posting a call for papers does not guarantee a convention session, and responding to a call for papers does not guarantee participation in the convention.

Austin 2016

The deadline to post or respond to a call for papers for the 2016 convention has passed.

Philadelphia 2017

Calls for papers will be available beginning in November 2015 for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.

Posting Calls for Papers

Calls for papers for the 2017 convention can be posted from November 2015 to 28 February 2016.

Entities that want to organize more than one session at a convention must post at least one call for papers. Organizers of special sessions are not required to post a call for papers.

Program copy forms for sessions at the 2017 convention will be available by early March 2016. Completed program copy forms must be submitted by 1 April 2016.

Viewing and Responding to Calls for Papers

Calls for papers for the 2017 convention can be viewed from November 2015 through March 2016. The list of calls for papers will be updated as new calls are posted, so we recommend checking this page regularly for updates.

Session organizers determine their own submission deadlines and submission requirements, although most submission deadlines are for early to mid March. Responses to calls for papers should be sent to the e-mail address listed with the calls for papers. Do not send paper proposals to the MLA offices.


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