MLA Divisions

American Literature
American Literature to 1800 (D017);19th-Century American Literature (D018) ;Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American Literature (D019);20th-Century American Literature (D020)
Black American Literature and Culture (D076); American Indian Literatures (D080); Asian American Literature (D082);Chicana and Chicano Literature (D084)

Comparative Studies
Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature (D001);Comparative Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Literature (D002); Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the 19th Century (D003);
Comparative Studies in 20th-Century Literature (D004); Comparative Studies in 18th-Century Literature (D005); European Literary Relations (including translation) (D034)

English Literature
Old English Language and Literature (D021); Middle English Language and Literature, Excluding Chaucer (D022);Chaucer (D023);Literature of the English Renaissance, Excluding Shakespeare (D024);Shakespeare (D025);17th-Century English Literature (D026);Restoration and Early-18th-Century English Literature (D027);Late-18th-Century English Literature (D028);The English Romantic Period (D029);The Victorian Period (D030);Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century English Literature (D031);20th-Century English Literature (D032);English Literature Other Than British and American (D033)

French Literature
French Medieval Language and Literature (D051);16th-Century French Literature (D052);17th-Century French Literature (D053);18th-Century French Literature (D054);19th-Century French Literature (D055);20th-Century French Literature (D056);Francophone Literatures and Cultures (D057)

Genre Studies
Drama (history, criticism, & theory) (D008);Film (history, criticism, & theory) (D009);Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and Autobiography (history, criticism, & theory) (D010);
Poetry (history, criticism, & theory) (D011);Prose Fiction (history, criticism, & theory) (D012);Literary Criticism (history of criticism; theory of literature) (D014);Methods of Literary Research (D046);Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing (D077)

German Literature
German Literature to 1700 (D058);18th- and Early-19th-Century German Literature (D059);19th- and Early-20th-Century German Literature (D060);20th-Century German Literature (D061)

Hispanic Literatures
Latin American Literature from Independence to 1900 (D064);20th-Century Latin American Literature (D065);Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (D067);16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Poetry and Prose (D068);18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Literature (D069);20th-Century Spanish Literature (D070);16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Drama (D071);Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature (D073);Colonial Latin American Literatures (D078)

Interdisciplinary Approaches
Women's Studies in Language and Literature (D006);Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature (D007);Popular Culture (D013);Anthropological Approaches to Literature (including myth, folklore, & ritual) (D035);Linguistic Approaches to Literature (D036);Philosophical Approaches to Literature (including history of ideas) (D037);Psychological Approaches to Literature (D038);Literature and Religion (D039);Sociological Approaches to Literature (D040);Literature and Other Arts (D041);Literature and Science (D072);Children's Literature (D074);Gay Studies in Language and Literature (D075);Disability Studies (D085);Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture (D086)

Italian Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature (D062);17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian Literature (D063);20th-Century Italian Literature (D079)

Language Studies
Language and Society (D042);Language Theory (D043);Applied Linguistics (D044);Language Change (D045);History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition (D081)

Other Languages & Literatures
African Literatures (D015);Arabic Literature and Culture (D087);East Asian Languages and Literatures to 1900 (D016);East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 (D083);
Slavic and East European Literatures (D066)


Teaching
The Teaching of Language (D047);The Teaching of Literature (D048);The Teaching of Writing (D049);Teaching as a Profession (D050)

 

Discussion Groups

Age Studies (G049);Anglo-Irish Literature (G001);Arthurian Literature (G003);Bibliography and Textual Studies (G004);Canadian Literature in English (G005);Catalan Language and Literature (G006);Celtic Languages and Literatures (G007);Classical Studies and Modern Literature (G008);Cognitive Approaches to Literature (G009);Comics and Graphic Narratives (G050);Comparative Romance Linguistics (G010);Computer Studies in Language and Literature (G011);Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Production (G031);Folklore and Literature (G012);General Linguistics (G013);Germanic Philology (G014);Hebrew Literature (G015);Hungarian Literature (G016);Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society (G017);Italian American Literature (G018);Jewish American Literature (G019);Jewish Cultural Studies (G020);Law as Literature (G021);Lexicography (G022);Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures (G051);Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English (G023);Lusophone Literatures and Cultures outside Portugal and Brazil (G024);Media and Literature (G025);Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies (G026);Netherlandic Language and Literature (G027);Old Norse Language and Literature (G028);Opera as a Literary and Dramatic Form (G029);Part-Time Faculty Members (G030);Present-Day English Language (G032);Provenšal Language and Literature (G033);Puerto Rican Literature and Culture (G034);Romance Literary Relations (G035);Romanian Studies (G036);Scandinavian Languages and Literatures (G037);Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature (G038);Scottish Literature (G039);Sephardic Studies (G040);Slavic Literatures and Cultures (G041);South Asian Languages and Literatures (G042);Southern Literature (G043);Translation (G044);Travel Literature (G045);The Two-Year College (G046);West Asian Languages and Literatures (G047);Yiddish Literature (G048)