Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association


2022 MMLA Convention Theme


November 17-20, 2022

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN 55403



In consideration of current COVID-19 concerns and protocols, November 17th will host virtual sessions, while November 18th and 19th will be entirely in person. Learn more about MMLA's health, safety, and COVID-19 protocols


After organizing the 2022 convention in the months to come, the program book will be posted.

Find the CFP here: MMLA 2022 Post-Now CFP


Hotel reservations can be made at the member rate until October 26th and can be canceled without penalty three business days prior to arrival.  


Plenary Round Table: Teaching and Critical Race Theory, 2022 MMLA Convention

What does the current discourse on banning CRT, Diversity, Inclusion, and books about historical traumas in school systems mean for the future of higher education and a just society? 

This Round Table discussion will address the fallout that is sure to result in the wake of the many legislative measures currently underway in several states across the country to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory, the history of slavery, and books that articulate personal and fictional experiences of national and global traumas such as slavery, the holocaust, the Japanese internment, and possibly next on the list -- 9/11. There are critical first Amendment issues underlying this current frenzy in contemporary society today, especially as this discourse is already changing social perceptions around the use of terminology ("intersectionality," "diversity," "inclusion," "LGBTQ," "transgender," "gay" etc.) that is drawn from several other discourses besides CRT.  This terminology is fast becoming identified in the public sphere as subversive propaganda meant to create divisiveness. Educators who may continue to use this terminology in their classrooms and their research can expect to be targeted, censored, or worse. In this context, how do we move forward?

Please send proposals of 300 to 400 words or a summary of your talking points for this critical round table discussion to Khani Begum (khani@bgsu.edu). 

Note: This will be a stand-alone session (no other sessions running concurrently)  held on Thursday evening, November 17 at 5:30 pm.  We will live-stream the session to our virtual registrants, however, virtual participants will not be able to ask questions.



Session organizers and chairs, please submit your respective Program Information Form and Session Abstract Form by the appropriate deadlines. 

The Program Information Form is due on June 15.

The optional Session Abstract Form is due on September 15. 


The deadlines webpage holds additional important dates related to the 2022 convention.


Registration Fees

The registration fees for the 63rd Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN, are as follows:

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable 

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


Registering for the Convention

Registration for the 2022 conference will soon be open! When applicable, you may also pay membership dues and convention registration fees by mail. To complete the registration process by mail, please download, complete, and return the appropriate forms.  


Registration Policies

  • All attendees must be members of the association to attend the convention.  
  • Convention presenters must register in order to be included in the convention's program.
  • Each convention participant and attendee must register individually. The MMLA does not provide group registrations for departments or schools. 

Registration fees and membership dues are separate items that must be purchased. The registration button below will allow you to pay for both at the same time, but they are distinct line items that must be selected.

  • Registration fees cover the cost of meeting rooms, audio/visual equipment, receptions, keynote addresses, and professionalization workshops.
  • Membership dues cover two issues of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, the right to submit articles for review to be considered for publication, and the right to apply for fellowships and awards that are supported by the MMLA.


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