“For some in the profession, “MLA” is synonymous with the annual convention. The largest scholarly meeting in the humanities, the MLA convention brings together thousands of members to discuss new research, participate in workshops, and build their professional networks.” (from the conference website, read more here.)

MLA 2021 is going virtual! From 7 to 10 January, hundreds of sessions will take place online. If you are attending, these presentations by or related to Wesleyan author might interest you.

Presentations by Claudia Rankine, Fred Moten, M. NourbeSe Phillip, Evie Shockley.
235 - Presidential Plenary: Poetics of Persistence in Black Life
Friday, 1/8/2021, 12-1:45 PM 

Presentations by multiples scholars on Samuel R. Delany in relation to a variety of topics related to sex.
572 – Samuel R. Delany on Sex
Sunday 1/10/2021, 10:15-11:30 AM

A presentation on Samuel Delany’s The Star-Pit is included.
703 - The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction
Sunday 1/10/2021, 5:15-6:30 PM

Wesleyan University Press is pleased to announce we are participating as an exhibitor.
You can view our Exhibitor Page here. Please visit to learn more about our press and some of our new books.

View and download our conference order form.

Books by Samuel Delany


Literature by Native American Authors

Poetics / About Poetry


Memoirs and Biographies