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Membership Benefits

  • Five issues of PMLA: four containing essays on literature and the September issue, which presents the program of the annual convention

  • Four issues of the MLA Newsletter (available online and in print)

  • Access to members-only features on MLA Commons, the association's scholarly communication network

  • Web access to a regularly updated list of members, as well as to a searchable list of convention sessions

  • Complimentary print copy of the MLA Handbook, eighth edition

  • Reduced registration fees for the annual convention

  • Membership in forums concerned with scholarly and teaching interests

  • Significant discounts on more than 300 books and pamphlets published by the MLA

  • Eligibility to vote for officers, members of the Executive Council, members of the Delegate Assembly, and members of division and discussion group executive committees

  • Ability to read the ADE Bulletin or ADFL Bulletin online and search bulletin archives if your department is a member of the Association of Departments of English (ADE) or the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL)

  • The MLA Directory of Periodicals, a searchable database that provides submission requirements, editorial addresses, and subscription information for over 4,000 journals in the humanities

  • Discounts on insurance, hotel stays, rental cars, and more

  • Ability to purchase individual annual subscriptions to the ACLS Humanities E-book (learn more)

  • Reduced annual subscription rate to JPASS, the JSTOR access plan for individuals