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.
Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Nominated for a DH Award
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, has been nominated for a DH Award in the special category "Best DH Response to COVID-19." Voting is open until 7 March 2021!
MLA 2021 Convention Materials in CORE
You can share your convention materials in CORE. Each deposit gets a DOI and structured metadata, which helps people find it. Material shared in CORE is publicly accessible, so you can share the DOI with anyone (no log-in required). It will also appear on your Commons profile.
Check that you're a member of the 2021 MLA Convention group on the Commons so that you can share your deposits with the group. You'll also find more information there about depositing convention materials in CORE.
If your Humanities Commons account isn't reflecting your MLA membership, contact mla [at] hcommons.org to ensure you get full access to MLA Commons.
Help Shape the Commons
Two advisory groups—the technical advisory group and the user advisory group—will provide ongoing feedback and advice from users to shape the network as it grows. Learn more, including how to volunteer, on the HC Team Blog.
Collaborate, connect, and share work
Post in groups related to your interests. You're automatically joined to your MLA forums' groups on the Commons, plus you can join other groups or create new ones.
Bringing Your Course Online
The MLA's Bringing Your Course Online Commons site includes strategies for teaching remotely, information addressing questions of equity and accessibility, and a collection of resource guides.
Add your suggestions or questions by submitting a resource on the site or contacting mla [at] hcommons.org.
New Theme for Course Sites
Create a site on the Commons and check off Is this a course site? and you'll get a site with the Learning Space theme activated with spaces for your syllabus, lessons, assignments, course documents, and events. Visit the Learning Space Demo site and learn more!
- CFP: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities (ACLA 2021) on 8 April 2021
- MLA Convention, Washington, DC on 6 January 2022
- Literary Connections
- Critical Theory Workshop
- International Language and Linguistics Conference
- Innovation in Language Learning International Conference
- Northeast Modern Language Association
- Henry James Society
- The Mediated Arctic: The Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Arctic Geographies
- International Conference on Japanese Studies
- Making African America: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness
- Shakespeare Association of America