Welcome to MLA Commons, the scholarly network for MLA members. Discover the latest open-access scholarship and teaching materials, join language and literature discussion groups, build a WordPress Web site for a class or conference—or to showcase your own work—and grow your readership by uploading materials to CORE, our open-access repository.
MLA Commons is part of the interdisciplinary Humanities Commons network.
Featured Group: Teaching Remotely
The Teaching Remotely group provides a space for MLA members to build collective resources, share experiences with one another, and ask questions. Open to all MLA members, sign in to MLA Commons (or register, if you don't already have a Commons account) to join the group. Here are some ways to participate:
- Reply to or create discussion topics.
- Upload syllabi, teaching materials, or other related scholarship to the CORE repository and share them with the group.
- Subscribe to get e-mail notifications when there is group activity.
- Let other MLA members know about the group.
Featured Site: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
The peer-reviewed, open access Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities, edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers and published by the MLA, is a collection of reusable and remixable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, the annotated artifacts can be saved in collections for future reference or sharing. It won a 2020 DH Award in the special category "Best DH Response to COVID-19."
- Member Spotlight: Carmela MattzaCarmela Mattza is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Louisiana State University and an active member of the MLA Commons community. She started a group on the Commons titled Teaching Spanish, which supports the sharing of ebooks, OER resources, and OA scholarship. She participates in many MLA Commons groups, especially...
- Teaching Remotely CORE Deposit Party Recap MLA Commons recently hosted the Teaching Remotely CORE Deposit Party within the Teaching Remotely group. The goals of the week-long event were to spark conversation and to encourage members to share materials related to teaching during the pandemic in the group’s CORE collection. This post will feature a few of...
- Site Spotlight: Digital Pedagogy in the HumanitiesDigital Pedagogy in the Humanities is published on a Commons site, open for all to read and share. This post will detail how you can create collections on the Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities site as a tool for teaching and learning. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a “peer...
- CORE Spotlight: “Making the Covert Public” by Elizabeth E. TavaresThis featured CORE deposit by Elizabeth Tavares explores the use of digital pedagogy through podcasting in a course about early English performance. COVID forced educators to get creative with their methods of instruction. For those who wanted to maintain synchronous instruction, they had to consider the advantages and disadvantages...
- Research, Art, and Writing Graduate Student Conference: Reality, Retrospection, and Reflection
- Economies of the Literary Nation: Literary Capitalism and Nationalism in the Long 19th Century
- The William L. Clements Library
- Narration and COVID-19 in Latin America
- Women’s Historical Fiction across the Globe
- Amazing Grace and Its Legacies: Reflections at 250
- Wordsworth Summer Conference
- Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature
- El Cid
- International Linguistic Association: Language and Social Justice