Loyola University Chicago

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.  Loyola University Chicago supports the mission of the MMLA by serving as its institutional host. 

Thank You for Attending the 2019 MMLA Conference

We greatly appreciate your attendance and participation in the 2019 Conference, which was held from November 14-17 in Chicago. With members in attendance from countries such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, we are confident that this has been one of our best and most expansive conferences yet. Stay tuned for the 2020 MMLA Convention to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

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 


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.


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


The Newest Draft of the 2019 MMLA Convention is Now Available! 


Program Book September 24


Submit an Article for the Fall 2019 Journal!  The MMLA is now accepting submissions in English, Spanish, French, or German!  

This issue is entitled "“Consuming Cultures” and the CFP can be found here.  The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019.


Register for the Fall 2019 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. Please register via Mail  or online through 123SignUp: