Midwest Modern Language Association

Literature, Language and Culture

The Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture. A regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association, the MMLA provides a forum for disseminating scholarship and improving teaching in the fields of literary and cultural criticism. Building on its rich history, Loyola University Chicago supports the mission of the MMLA by serving as its institutional host.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Extended Deadline for Special Session Proposals - May 15th, 2014

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association announces an extended deadline of May 15th, 2014 for Special Session proposals for the Fall 2014 conference. The Committee particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome). The Program Committee encourages potential session organizers to read the full conference CFP for detailed information about the conference theme.

Special Session CFPs are due to the MMLA office (mmla@luc.edu) by May 15th. Calls should indicate the name/email contact information of the session organizer, his/her preferred proposal length, and a submission deadline. The MMLA recommends setting a paper proposal deadline of June 15th within your CFP.

56th Annual MMLA Convention

Learn, Share, and Encourage

The 56th Annual Convention will be held in Detroit, Michigan from November 13-16, 2014 at The Doubletree Hotel by Hilton.


2014 Informal Convention Theme is:
The Lives of Cities

2014 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Convention Keynote Speaker will be James D. Griffioen, a Detroit-based photographer and writer. You can enjoy some of his photography at his website.