DEADLINE EXTENDED--Multicultural Literature in the Windy City, Midwest MLA, November 14-17, 2019, Chicago, IL

deadline for submissions: 
April 19, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Christina Triezenberg/Midwest Modern Language Association

This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom.  With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to maintain their own cultural identities in the face of increasing pressure to assimilate.  Given Chicago's rich literary heritage, exploration of texts set in the Windy City or written by writers associated with this dynamic American urban center are especially welcome.

Please submit 250-word abstracts (including paper title) and abbreviated CVs to Dr. Christina Triezenberg, at, by Friday, April 19.

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