Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association


2018 MMLA Conference Theme

"Consuming Cultures"

Kansas City, MO. November 15-18, 2018

Check out the 2018 CFP 



The Program Information Form is due on June 1, 2018.

The Deadline for session organizers and chairs to submit the Session Abstract Form is September 15th.

For a complete listing of our deadlines visit the Deadlines page. 


MMLA announcement with respect to the NAACP travel advisory for the state of Missouri

People planning to come to our Kansas City, Missouri convention should be aware that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued a travel advisory recommending that visitors to Missouri, especially African-Americans and people who are or might be taken for minorities, exercize caution while there. The advisory has been in effect since August 2017, and the NAACP representatives we have talked to do not see it being lifted in the near future.  They stress that the advisory is not a ban: that it means, “be cautious” and not “don’t go there” (it also means: “report any discriminatory incidents that you encounter”).

    We on the MMLA Executive Committee urge our members, accordingly and above all, to plan on exercising caution in Kansas City.  We also encourage people to report--to the police, but also to the NAACP--any discrimination that they encounter. 

   We hope to put together an evening session, with NAACP and local activist representatives, in which the advisory, and the humans rights violations in Missouri and throughout the country, might be discussed.  We would welcome input from members on this, as well as on what more can be done at this and future conventions with respect to the threat of racist injustice and danger.​​


Registration Fees

The registration fees for the 60th Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO are as follows:

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable 

  •  Through July 1 -- Early Bird Regular Member Registration (full-time faculty, administrators, schoolteachers and librarians): $95
  • Through July 1 -- Early Bird Special Member Registration (students, independent scholars, part-time, unemployed or retired members): $45

  • July 2 to October 15 -- Regular Member Registration (full-time faculty, administrators, schoolteachers and librarians): $105
  • July 2 to October 15 -- Special Member Registration (students, independent scholars, part-time, unemployed or retired members): $55 

  • After October 15 -- Late Registration Regular Members (full-time faculty, administrators, schoolteachers and librarians):  $160
  • After October 15 – Late Registration Special Members (students, independent scholars, part-time, unemployed or retired members):  $80


Registering for the Convention

All attendees must be members of the association to attend the convention. The deadline for convention presenters to pre-register is July 1st, 2018. Registration can be easily completed via mail or online using a third party vendor, 123Signup begining February 15th, 2018. 

IMPORTANT: Because of printing deadlines, convention presenters must register by July 1st, 2018 in order to be included in the printed program.

Registration fees and membership dues are separate items that must be purchased. This link allows you to pay them both at the same time, but they are separate line items that must be selected.

NOTE: A convenience fee is charged when using the third-party vendor, 123Signup, for online registration.

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration for convention non-presenters will end on October 15th, 2018. After October 15th, late and on-site registration will be necessary.


Group Registrations

The MMLA does not provide group registrations for departments or schools. All presenters and chairs at the convention are required to register individually.

IMPORTANT: Any registration forms received via the U.S. mail after October 15th will not be accepted.

Credit cards will not be accepted on-site. Late and on-site registration fees can only be paid using cash, check or via our third-party online vendor, 123SignUp.

Membership Fees

Membership fees and information is available on the "Becoming a Member" page.