Midwest Modern Language Association
Literature, Language and Culture
The Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture. A regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association, the M/MLA 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 M/MLA by serving as its institutional host.
55th Annual M/MLA Convention
Learn, Share, and Encourage
The 55th Annual Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from November 7-10, 2013 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Convention registration and hotel reservations are now open. The deadline for convention presenters to pre-register is Monday, June 17th.
The deadline for individual proposals has been extended to Friday, June 7, 2013.
2013 Informal Convention Theme is:
Art & Artifice
Possible sub-themes include:
- authenticity and irony
- passing (class, race, gender)
- rhetorics of advertising, marketing, PR, politics
- masks, masking, masquerade
- autobiography and memoir
- aesthetics in criticism/theory
- art vs. criticism/theory
- art/literary history
- art in literature and film
- mixed media
- the art of [x]: teaching, criticism...
- art vs. craft
- the history/culture of craft
- writing as craft
2013 Keynote Speaker
This year the President's Keynote speaker will be Tom Adelman, AKA Camden Joy, author of fiction, music criticism, posters, pamphlets, manifestos, and songs. “How Much Is True? I Wonder” will be his talk’s title.