Founded in 1883, MLA 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.
Founded in 1959, incorporated in 1971, and based at Loyola University Chicago, the Midwest Modern Language Association is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture.
NeMLA is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. With more than 2,000 members, NeMLA is the largest of the regional MLA affiliates.