Spring 2020 - Life in the Middle

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
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For this issue, we’re drawing on the organization’s midwestern roots to think about living, working, teaching, and doing scholarship “in the middle,” including (but not limited to) the American Midwest. We invite essay submissions for this general issue that consider what it means to occupy, exist, move, or migrate through middle spaces, and which contemplate themes of intersectionality playing out broadly across the realms of art, activism, politics, institutions, and cultures. While we are inspired by the middle spaces, or “flyover country,” that form our institutional home, we actively seek to build upon the connections linking interior or liminal spaces, and their populations, across on a broad, global scale.



We accept submissions in English, French, German, and Spanish.