Modern Language Association (External organization)

Activity: MembershipMembership of network


Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. The MLA at a Glance * Over 30,000 members in 100 countries * Programs serving English and foreign language teachers * An annual convention, with meetings on a wide variety of subjects, and smaller seminars across the country * The MLA International Bibliography, the only comprehensive bibliography in language and literature, available in print and online * A book publication program issuing about 12 new books each year and maintaining a backlist of over 200 titles * 4 major periodicals: the ADE Bulletin; the ADFL Bulletin; Profession; and PMLA, one of the most distinguished journals in the humanities * A quarterly newsletter providing association news, lists of deadlines, and items of interest to members * 134 divisions and discussion groups for specialized scholarly and teaching interests of members * 45 membership committees overseeing association activities and publications * Leadership in the national education community
PeriodJan 1 2003
Held atModern Language Association
Degree of RecognitionNational