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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. Sessions will be held in the Austin Convention Center, JW Marriott, and Hilton Austin. The presidential theme for the 2016 convention is Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future.

Sessions are organized by MLA members, but nonmembers are welcome to attend. Registration is required to participate in or attend meetings, visit the exhibit hall, take part in job interviews, or reserve hotel rooms at special MLA rates.

Registration and Travel

Register by 8 December to avoid late registration rates. To take advantage of discounted member rates, join the MLA today.

Session Information

General Information

Interested in exhibiting or sponsorship? Find out about the MLA exhibit hall and other opportunities for reaching MLA members.


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The Convention at a Glance
  • Sessions will begin at 12:00 noon on 7 January, and there are workshops at 8:30 and 11:45 a.m. The last sessions will end at 3:00 p.m. on 10 January.
  • Most English language sessions are in the Austin Convention Center, and most foreign language sessions are in the JW Marriott. Comparative literature sessions are in both locations.
  • Registration and welcome centers are in the Austin Convention Center and the JW Marriott.
  • The exhibit hall is in the Austin Convention Center.
  • The Job Information Center is in the Hilton Austin.
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