Proposing a Special Session

Philadelphia 2017

Special-session proposal forms for the 2017 convention will be available after the 2016 convention. Session organizers who wish to post a call for papers will be able to do so from early November 2015 through 28 February 2016.

Important Proposal Information

The above is only a partial list of proposal instructions. We strongly recommend that you review the links below before beginning your proposal.

Proposal Form Examples

Detailed Description of Session
Information on the Panelists’ and Presiders’ Scholarship and Relevant Information
Tour of Special-Session Proposal Form

Useful Information for Session Proposers

Calendar of Deadlines
Procedures for Organizing Meetings at the MLA Convention
Scoring Guidelines for Special Sessions
Special-Session FAQs
What Makes a Successful Special-Session Proposal? 
Why Was the Session I Submitted Accepted for the Convention?