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. Building on its rich history, Loyola University Chicago supports the mission of the MMLA by serving as its institutional host.

Special Announcement! The MMLA is pleased to announce a design contest for the new Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association cover. The prize is $250.00, and the deadline is April 4th, 2014. Please see our contest notice here, and additional specifications here.


Call for Papers:
Special Issue

56th Annual MMLA Convention

Learn, Share, and Encourage

The 56th Annual Convention will be held in Detroit, Michigan from November 13-16, 2014 at The Doubletree Hotel by Hilton.


2014 Informal Convention Theme is:
The Lives of Cities

2014 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Convention Keynote Speaker will be James D. Griffioen, a Detroit-based photographer and writer. You can enjoy some of his photography at his website.