WIF at the MMLA, Nov. 16-21, 2022

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Women in French
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Call for Papers for Women in French

2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022


I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2022 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 16-21 in Minneapolis, MN). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women's place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year's theme: “Post-Now.”

“The past two years have brought us to an inflection point. As we see the consequences of post-truth politics, as we come to terms with what post-pandemic life can and must be, as we live our professional lives in post-corporatized academe, and as we continue our national racial reckoning, the MMLA's 2022 convention offers us a moment to consider our ethical responsibilities to our profession, our pedagogy, our research, our democracy, and ourselves. We invite our members to a collective discussion of the role of humanities post-now in an emphatic call for immediate changes to allow a fundamentally different future.”

Please send a 250-word abstract in French or English along with your academic affiliation, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University, jthowel@ilstu.edu by April 15, 2022. Proposals for complete panels and/or roundtables are also welcome.

Notifications will be sent by May 31, 2022. All presenters must be current members of both the Midwest Modern Language Association and Women in French by August 1, 2022 to participate. Additional information can be found on the conference website:


Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!