UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Sessions Proposals for MMLA (DUE 5/15; November 13-16, Detroit)

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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome). The Program Committee encourages potential session organizers to read the full conference CFP (http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html) for detailed information about the conference theme.

Special Session CFPs are due to the MMLA office (mmla@luc.edu) by May 15 (deadline extended from April 21). Calls should indicate the name/email contact information of the session organizer, his/her preferred proposal length, and a submission deadline. The MMLA recommends setting a paper proposal deadline of June 15 within your CFP.

Special Session calls will be vetted on a rolling basis and will appear on the MMLA CFP page as they are accepted. Session organizers are responsible for receiving paper proposals, choosing panelists, and sending program information to the MMLA office by our program information deadline. (Specific directions will follow to all session organizers whose CFPs are accepted.)

All session organizers and panelists will need to become MMLA members at the time they register for the conference, if they are not members already.