Membership Benefits

In addition to knowing that you are a part of a dynamic organization, members receive the following benefits:

1. Discount Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees

Individuals attending the 55th Annual M/MLA Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from November 7-10, 2013, can take advantage of the convention hotel rate at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The deadline to receive this special rate is October 16, 2013. For more information, see our hotel information page.

2. Two Issues of the Journal of M/MLA

The Journal serves the profession by presenting peer-reviewed essays that advance the body of knowledge.

3. Publishing Opportunities

The M/MLA publishes Fall and Spring issues of the Journal of the M/MLA and all members of the association are invited and encouraged to submit essays and book reviews to the Journal.

4. Book Review Opportunities

Members are encouraged to have their publishers send their books to the M/MLA for review. All new books will be announced on the M/MLA website. Members are welcome to request any book listed, providing a curriculum vitae along with the request to ensure the best match between reviewer and subject area.

5. Presentation Opportunities

All members are welcome to submit proposals to chair or organize a session for the M/MLA's annual convention. Once the call for papers is announced, members are invited to submit their paper proposals to the approproiate chairs and organizers.

6. Professionalizing Workshops

In Minneapolis at the 2008 convention, two popular sessions on "Publishing an Essay" and "Placing a Book Manuscript" were augmented by an innovative comic sketch, "Staging the Job Search: 'Unsure Thing,'" and the lively discussion that followed. All three sessions were generously co-hosted by the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year's convention will build on that foundation by offering workshops on "Choosing a Publishing Venue," "Writing a Grant Proposal," and "Interviewing for Jobs: Negotiating the Market."

In addition, the convention's new c.v. workshop will be available specifically to departmental members, who are welcome to take advantage of individual attention from Executive Committee members with plenty of search committee experience.

7. Fellowship Opportunity for PhD Students

Along with the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, the M/MLA provides a short-term fellowship for Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral scholars that supports work in residence at the Newberry for one month. An applicant's MMLA membership must be current at the time of application and through the period of the fellowship. For more information, click here.

8. Advertising Opportunities

Take advantage of the journal's broad readership to announce your own book. The Journal of the M/MLA offers a special advertising rate to members with books completed during the last year or about to appear. A modest $100 and a print-ready file will buy a full-page ad.