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: Deadline to submit Program Information Forms - July 15, 2014

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association requests that all chairs of panels fill out the program information form at the following link as soon as possible:



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.

The conference registration forms are available now. Please refresh your browser to see the latest changes to the website. There will be an Early Bird deadline of July 1 for completing the registration process. From July 1 until October 15 the registration fee will increase by $10. After October 15, a late registration fee will apply for the conference.

2014 Informal Convention Theme is:
The Lives of Cities

2014 Call for Papers

The 2014 Convention Keynote Speaker will be James D. Griffioen, a Detroit-based photographer and writer. His talk "The Allure of Detroit's Beautiful Ruins: How a crumbling city became an unlikely tourist destination will be held on Friday evening at the conference. Please refer to the keynote speaker page to see a more extensive speaker biography. You can enjoy some of his photography at his website.