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. 


2017 MMLA Conference Survey! 

For those of you who were able to join us for our 59th Annual Convention, we are so glad that you could make it! If you have a few minutes, please take the time to fill out our survey.

We would really love to hear your feedback!