Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association


2019 MMLA Conference Theme

"Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers"

Chicago, IL

November 14-17, 2019

Check out the 2019 CFP  

The Program Information Form is due on June 1, 2019.

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

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


The Final Version of the Program Book Now Available

Check out the final version of the program book that has been sent to the printer here. Any other changes to the program will be printed separately and added to the program book at the time of the conference. 

Final Program Book 


Important Announcement: Audio Visual Support Will be Minimal Due to Budget Constraints 

 Please click here to see the announcement that was sent out on October 14.

A-V Announcement


Newberry Library Special Event

The MMLA has coordinated a special event with the Newberry Library on Thursday, November 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Please contact us by emailing mmla@luc.edu if you plan to attend, so that we can arrange to have enough docents available for the tour.  Please see the details listed below.
The Newberry Library invites you to a presentation by the staff of the Newberry Institute for Research and Education and a tour of the building. We'll begin with a conversation about the Newberry’s history, collections, and research and academic programs, including fellowships. The presentation will be followed by a docent-led tour of the building, where you will explore the newly renovated ground floor and gallery space, and take a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Newberry’s reading rooms and research areas.
The Newberry, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.


Registration Fees

The registration fees for the 61st Annual Convention in Chicago, IL 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, 2019. Registration can be easily completed via mail or online using a third party vendor, 123Signup begining February 15th, 2019. 

IMPORTANT: Because of printing deadlines, convention presenters must register by July 1st, 2019 in order to be included in the printed program.

Registration fees and membership dues are separate items that must be purchased. The blue rectangular button below will allow you to pay them both at the same time, but they are separate line items that must be selected.  Dues covers two issues of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, the right to submit articles and review to be considered for publication, and the right to apply for fellowships and awards that are supported by the MMLA.  Registration fees cover the cost of meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, receptions, keynote addresses, and professionalization workshops.

NOTE: A convenience fee is charged when using the third-party vendor, 123Signup, for online registration that covers automated addition to our email database and conference nametag creation.


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.

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 "" page.