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About the MLA

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America hosts an annual convention and other meetings, works with related organizations, and sustains one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, its members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

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Whether you’re researching illuminated manuscripts, criminal trial proceedings, or texts by Victorian women writers, this guide has a resource for you!

Meet the Author

Liza Young is the archivist of the Modern Language Association. Liza joined the MLA full time in 2016 after earning her MSLIS from St. John’s University. She is responsible for the MLA Archives Revitalization Project in addition to a number of exciting archival and outreach efforts.

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