Membership Dues for January - December 2024












Benefits of membership in the South Central Modern Language Association:

  • Compete for book prizes, paper prizes, and research awards.
  • Network with professors, instructors, department heads, and graduate students from institutions from across the United States and abroad.
  • Attend keynote, plenary, and special guest lectures by internationally renowned scholars and fiction writers such as:

Tony Hillerman, Native American mystery fiction writer

Pascal Bruckner, French writer, philosopher, public intellectual

Andrei Codrescu, Romanian-born U.S. poet, novelist, screen writer

Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer prize-winning poet

  • Have your book displayed with Scholar’s Choice at our book exhibit
  • Receive a subscription and become eligible to submit your original research to the award-winning journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press, the South Central Review
  • Participate in mock interviews and benefit from the advice of experienced interviewers at our Job Seekers’ Workshop


The South Central MLA is the best value for scholars who want to advance their academic careers, present research, make lifetime contacts in the profession, and come away recharged for another year.


Membership Dues structure:

                                                            1 Year

Graduate Students                                $25.00

Salary of less than $30,000                   $30.00

Salary of $31,000 to $50,000                $50.00

Salary of $51,000 to $70,000                $55.00

Salary of $71,000 and up                      $65.00

Joint Membership                                 $75.00


Sustaining Institutional Memberships:

Benefits include unlimited job postings (regularly $50/posting).

Invitation to Special Reception and recognition in the annual conference program.

Sustaining Departmental/Institutional Membership is $100 Annually

Email for more information.


The South Central Modern Language Association depends on member contributions to carry out its work. Help us secure the future of the association by becoming a Friend of the South Central MLA at the Silver, Gold, or Platinum level or by donating any amount that fits your budget.


Friends of the South Central MLA. A Friends membership helps subsidize low graduate student membership fees and conference registration, paper prizes, grants, plenary and keynote honoraria and travel expenses, and more. Friends’ names and their contribution levels will appear in our annual conference program, on our website, and on a banner at our annual conference. Friends also receive an invitation to a special reception with the executive officers of the SCMLA and the conference’s plenary speaker.  We thank you for your support!


Contribution levels of Friends of the South Central MLA (includes yearly membership dues.) Amount that exceeds regular dues may be tax-deductible, consult your tax professional.


Silver Membership:      $150

Gold Membership:        $300

Platinum Membership:  $500



Give to the South Central MLA. Funds will be used to subsidize graduate student membership fees and conference registration, paper prizes, grants, plenary and keynote honoraria and travel expenses, and more.  No amount is too small!  Many thanks for your support.


 Contact us directly to discuss best method for donations.

Thank You, Friends of the South Central Modern Language Association!

Your generous support is greatly appreciated!



2024 Friends of SCMLA 


Gold Member

Grady Wray






Provided by Dr. David Patterson, The University of Texas at Dallas, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies





 2023 Friends of SCMLA 


Gold Members

Frieda Blackwell

John G. Morris



2023 Sustaining Departmental Members:


Cameron University

English Department


Southern Methodist University

DeGolyer Library


University of Oklahoma

Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences


University of Oklahoma

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics





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