rhet map

mapping rhetoric and composition


As I first mentioned in the comments here, I have made an OCR version of the complete English MLA JIL available (1965-2012) here as a complete tar.gz (Warning: 1.5gb):


and here for individual file download:


2012-2017 files with accompanying OCR txt files may be downloaded here as one batch zip file [29 megs]:


I hope that this OCR edition of the MLA JIL is useful for learning more about job market histories in English studies.

Related resources

– Ryan Omizo has created a handy Mac Automator tutorial that utilizes the OCRed MLA JIL.

– Jonathan Goodwin’s research into keywords.

– January 2015 article in Chronicle Vitae on the above MLA JIL OCR resource and Jonathan Goodwin’s research.