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.

Call for Papers 

2017 MMLA Conference 

“Artists and Activists” 

November 9-12, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio


You can submit an abstract on art and activism (or another theme of relevance to our moment) to a Permanent Session (deadline: 4/5/17); to a Special Session (4/15/17); or, as an individual paper, to mmla@luc.edu (4/30/17); or to the Undergraduate Research Symposium to mmla@luc.edu (5/12/17). 

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Each Fall issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association will include papers that build upon the conference theme from the previous year; the Fall 2017 issue will thus include articles about "Border States." Submissions are due June 15th, 2017 and you can see the CFP here