Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association

Membership Benefits

Member benefits include:

1. Discount Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees

Individuals attending the 59th Annual MMLA Convention in Cincinnati, OH from November 9- 12, 2017, can take advantage of the convention hotel rate at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The deadline to receive the convention rate is October 20, 2017. For more information, see our hotel information page.

2. Two Issues of the Journal of MMLA

In Spring and Fall, the JMMLA presents peer-reviewed essays on special topics of current and lasting interest to the profession.

3. Publishing Opportunities

Members of the association are encouraged to submit essays and book reviews to the Journal.

4. Book Review Opportunities

Members are encouraged to have their publishers send their books to the MMLA to have them reviewed in JMMLA.  All new books by members will be announced on the MMLA website.

5. Presentation Opportunities

Members are invited to submit proposals to chair or organize a session for the MMLA's annual convention. Once the call for papers is announced, members are invited to submit their paper proposals to the appropriate chairs and organizers.

6. Professionalizing Workshops

Each year, the Executive Committee plans several workshop-style sessions that focus on professionalization issues--such as book and article publication, promotion and tenure, writing grant proposals, and negotiating the job market. These sessions typically include several panelists who are at various points in their careers, as well as people in relevant fields (e.g. acquisitions editors of university presses, journal editors, grant-writing officers, and so on). Brief presentations are followed by a lengthy discussion with attendees, in which MMLA members are encouraged to bring whatever questions they might have about these issues.

In addition, the Executive Committee offers CV workshops to MMLA members and individuals whose departments have taken out departmental memberships.  In these workshops, Executive Committee faculty with search committee experience will discuss CV and job-application strategy, and work on an individual basis with graduate student members seeking employment.  

7. Fellowship Opportunity for PhD Students

The MMLA teams with the Newberry Library to provide a short-term fellowship for Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral scholars that supports work in residence at the Newberry for one month. An applicant's MMLA membership must be current at the time of application and through the period of the fellowship. For more information, click here.

8. Advertising Opportunities

Take advantage of the journal's broad readership to announce your own book. The Journal of the MMLA offers a special advertising rate to members with books completed during the last year or about to appear.