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.

Submit a Paper for the Fall 2018 Convention!  


The 2018 MMLA Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO, from November 15-19!  The theme of the 2018 convention is "Consuming Cultures." Full information is available on the "convention" tab.  


Submit an Article for the Spring 2018 Journal! 


The deadline for submitting articles for the Spring 2018 Journal has been extended to February 1, 2018. This special issue is entitled "“Metonymy, Poetics, Performance” and the CFP can be found here.  This exciting topic spans a wide range of ways of thinking about literature. 


Register for the Fall 2018 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. Please register via Mail  or online through 123SignUp: