- The Russian and Eurasian Forum (LLC Russian and Eurasian -- the "LLC" stands for "Languages, Literatures, and Cultures").
- The Slavic and East European Forum (LLC Slavic and East European).
- The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), which is not part of MLA, but is recognized as an "Allied Organization."
See especially the Procedures for Organizing Meetings and the Policies for Forums and Allied Organizations (also linked from the overview page above).
- January (approx. Jan 6-10): At the MLA Convention, the meeting of the Slavic groups is held.
- February: Calls for Papers to form panels for the following year's Convention must be submitted via the MLA website, typically by February 28. Note that the word limit for a CFP is 35 words, including the session title!
Information about submitting CFPs is available here: https://apps.mla.org/conv_papers
- March: Typically, CFPs should list a deadline no later than March 15, so that the panel organizer has time to select participants, write up a proposal (using the submitted abstracts as a base) if the panel is a competitive one (i.e. nonguaranteed -- see info below re: guaranteed vs nonguaranteed panels), and submit all the program information to the appropriate person (FEC Chair or AATSEEL Liaison) well before the April 1 deadline. Sometimes, an organizer may extend the CFP deadline by a week to get more proposals, but then s/he needs to get the final panel information to the FEC Chair/Liaison quickly!
- April: April 1 is the deadline for the FEC Chairs and AATSEEL Liaison to submit all program copy for sessions being proposed for the upcoming Convention. (Session proposals may be submitted from early March. They are submitted online. Only the designated individuals can access the proposal submission forms. Details about how to access the forms are available in this FAQ.) April 1 is also the deadline for submitting Membership Waiver requests -- see below.
April 7 is the deadline for all proposed participants in the upcoming Convention to acquire or renew their MLA membership. Waivers of the membership requirement may be granted for nonscholars (e.g., medical doctors, visual artists, etc.) and scholars who work in disciplines other than language and literature. An individual may be granted a waiver once every five years. The request for a waiver of membership must be made by the session organizer and must be submitted on the Request for a Waiver of Membership form by 1 April for the following January’s convention.
Guaranteed, nonguaranteed, and collaborative sessions:
Entity Guaranteed Nonguaranteed Collaborative
LLC Russ/Eurasian 2 1 1