Modern Language Association

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association (MLA) is one of the largest scholarly organizations in the world with almost 28,000 members in approximately 100 countries. The mission of the MLA is to promote "the study and teaching of languages and literature through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work. The MLA exists to support the intellectual and professional lives of its members; it provides opportunities for members to share their scholarly work and teaching experiences with colleagues, discuss trends in the academy, and advocate humanities education and workplace equity". In order to accomplish these objectives the MLA hosts an annual convention, facilitates an online network platform known as the MLA Commons, and publishes four academic journals: PMLA, ADE Bulletin, ADFL Bulletin, and Profession.

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